§ A Message was brought from the Commons, That they have made the following Orders:
§ That the promoters of the British Railways (No. 3) Bill [Lords] shall have leave to suspend proceedings thereon in order to proceed with the Bill, if they think fit, in the next Session of Parliament, provided that the Agents for the Bill give notice to the clerks in the Private Bill Office no later than the day before the close of the present Session of their intention to suspend further proceedings and that all fees due on the Bill up to that date be paid;
§ That, if that Bill is brought from the Lords in the next Session, the agents for the Bill shall deposit in the Private Bill Office a declaration signed by them stating 874 that the Bill is the same, in every respect, as the Bill which was brought from the Lords in the present Session;
§ That, as soon as a certificate by one of the clerks in the Private Bill Office, that such a declaration has been so deposited, has been laid upon the Table of the House, the Bill shall be read the first and second time and committed (and shall be recorded in the Journal of this House as having been so read and committed);
§ That the petitions relating to the Bill presented in the present Session which stand referred to the Committee on the Bill shall stand referred to the Committee on the Bill in the next Session;
§ That no petitioners shall be heard before the Committee on the Bill, unless their petition has been presented within the time limited within the present Session or deposited pursuant to paragraph (b) of Standing Order 126 relating to private business;
§ That, in relation to the Bill, Standing Order 127 relating to private business shall have effect as if the words "under Standing Order 126 (Reference to committee of petitions against Bill)" were omitted;
§ That no further fees shall be charged in respect of any proceedings on the Bill in respect of which fees have already been incurred during the present Session;
§ That these orders be Standing Orders of the House.
§ House adjourned at five minutes past nine o'clock.