[Form referred to in Standing Orders 13 and
Form of notice to owners, etc.
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
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
[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
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