Standing Orders of the House of Commons - Private Business 2000

Arrangement of Clauses (Contents)


PUBLIC BILLS ORDERED TO BE EXAMINED BY THE EXAMINERS


  224.—(1) Where a public bill (not being a bill to confirm a provisional order) is whilst pending in this House ordered to be examined by the Examiners with respect to the applicability thereto of the standing orders, the Examiner shall decide whether or not the bill is of such a nature that Standing Orders 4 to 68 should apply to it and if he decides that those Standing Orders should so apply he shall report to the House whether or not they have been complied with, and when they have not been complied with, he shall also report to the House the facts upon which his decision is founded and any special circumstances connected with the case. Examination of public bills by Examiners.
(HL 83)
  
  (2) The Examiners may inquire into compliance with Standing Orders 62 to 68 at any time after the order for the examination of the bill.
  
  (3) The Examiner shall give not less than two clear days' notice in the Private Bill Office of the day on which the bill will be examined.
  
  (4) Parties shall be entitled to appear and to be heard by themselves or their agents upon a memorial addressed to the Examiners and signed by those parties or their agents alleging that the standing orders are applicable to the bill and have not been complied with, provided that such memorial has been deposited in the Private Bill Office before 12 noon on the day before that appointed for the examination of the bill, together with two copies of the memorial for the use of the Examiners; and the member in charge of the bill shall be entitled to be heard by himself or his agents.
  
  (5) In the case of a bill originating in this House the Examiner shall have leave to report to the House of Lords (if that House thinks fit so to order) whether any standing orders of that House compliance with which, in the case of a private bill, is to be proved before one of the Examiners are applicable to the bill, and, if applicable, whether or not they have been complied with.
  
  (6) Where a public bill originating in the House of Lords is whilst pending in that House referred to the Examiners for examination as to the applicability thereto of the standing orders of that House, the Examiner shall (if that House thinks fit to give him leave) report to this House whether any such standing orders of this House as aforesaid are applicable to the bill and, if applicable, whether or not they have been complied with, and when they have not been complied with, he shall also report to the House the facts upon which his decision is founded and any special circumstances connected with the case.
  
  (7) Standing Order 104 (Reference to Standing Orders Committee of reports from Examiner of non-compliance with standing orders, etc.) shall, so far as applicable, apply to reports from the Examiner under this order in like manner as it applies to reports from the Examiner in relation to private bills.




 
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