Standing Orders of the House of Commons - Private Business 2001

Arrangement of Clauses (Contents)

Appendix A

[Form referred to in Standing Orders 13 and 61]

Form of notice to owners, etc.

No. ..........

Dear Sir or Madam,

[Short title of bill]

  We [have applied] [intend to apply] to Parliament [this] [next] session for leave to introduce this bill.

  We understand that you have an interest in the property mentioned in the Table set out below and that your interest is as stated in Part(s) I [& II] of that Table. If the bill is passed, the property mentioned in Part I of the Table, or a right to use it, will be liable to be acquired compulsorily under the powers of the resulting Act [and the property mentioned in Part II of the Table will be liable to the imposition of an improvement charge].

  A plan [and section] relating to the purposes of the bill, together with a book of reference relating to it, [was] [were] [will be, on or before 20th November] deposited for public inspection with [here insert the officers of the local authorities with whom deposits have been or are to be made in accordance with Standing Order 27].

  A copy of so much of the plan [and section] as relates to [here insert the parish or other area in accordance with the Standing Order 36] in which the property in which you have an interest is situated, together with a book of reference relating to it, [has been] [will be on or before 20th November] deposited for public inspection with [here insert the officers of the local authorities with whom deposits have been or are to be made in accordance with Standing Order 36].

  On that plan the property [is] [will be] designated by the number or numbers in the Table set out below. If that Table contains any error or misdescription, will you please let us know as soon as you can.

  Copies of the bill, or the relevant parts of it, [have been] [will be on or before 4th December] deposited for public inspection and for sale at the [here insert the several offices at which deposits have been or are to be made in accordance with Standing Order 4A].

  [We intend that the bill shall provide that, notwithstanding section 92 of the Lands Clauses Consolidation Act 1845, you may be required to sell and convey a part only of your property, numbered [here insert number or numbers] on the deposited plan.]

  [We intend that the bill shall exclude section 92 of the Lands Clauses Consolidation Act 1845, and shall substitute for it a provision—

      (a)  restricting the power of acquiring compulsorily a part only of a house or building to cases where the part can be taken without material detriment to the house or building; and

      (b)  restricting the power of acquiring compulsorily a part only of a park or garden belonging to a house to cases where the part can be taken without seriously affecting the amenity or convenience of the house.]

  You may object to the bill by depositing a petition against it. If you wish us to do so, we shall be glad to let you know the latest date on which you may deposit a petition in either House.

  For the moment we can let you know that the latest date for depositing a petition against a bill is—

      (a)  in the first House [here insert current date] in the case of the House of Lords, and [here insert current date] in the case of the House of Commons; and

      (b)  in the second House, the tenth day after that on which the bill receives its first reading in that House.

  In the case of a late bill, the rule in paragraph (b) above applies to a petition in either House.

  If the latest date turns out to be a Saturday, a Sunday, Christmas Day, a bank holiday, or a day on which the House does not sit, the latest date may be postponed.

  We enclose for your use copies of the standing orders of both Houses of Parliament relating to the time and method of presenting petitions in opposition to bills.

  If you need any further information, or any help in preparing a petition, you should get in touch with the Private Bill Office in either House (telephone number 020 7219 3231 in the House of Lords and 020 7219 3250 in the House of Commons).

Yours faithfully

To.............






 
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