Subject_Private Legislation Procedure — Report by the Chairmen under sec. 2 of the Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act 1899 — Draft Provisional Orders Dealt with by Private Bills, and not by Provisional Orders — Procedure following thereon — Private Legislation Procedure Act 1899 (62 and 63 Vict. c. 47), sec. 2. Headnote:
On Thursday, January 23, 1902, the Chairman of Committees of the House of Lords and the Chairman of Ways and Means in
the House of Commons, reported as follows under sec. 2 of the Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act 1899:—“We have taken into consideration the several Draft Provisional Orders for which petitions, in accordance with the provisions of the said Act and the General Orders thereunder, were presented to the Secretary for Scotland on or before the 17th December 1901, and we hereby report as follows:—‘We are of opinion that the provisions of The Caledonian Railway Order; The Nobel Explosives Company, Limited (Ardeer Works Water Supply) Order; The North British Railway (General Powers) Order; The North British Railway (Steam Vessels) Order; The Renfrew Harbour Order; and The Scottish Equitable Life Assurance Society Order, are of such a character that they ought to be dealt with by Private Bills, and not by Provisional Orders.’”On January 30 it was intimated that the original petitions making application for the above-mentioned draft Provisional Orders, which would proceed as Private Bills, had been transmitted from the office of the Secretary for Scotland to the Private Bill Office.
On February 5, 1902, it was intimated that bills had been deposited and would originate in the House of Commons or House of Lords in substitution for the draft Provisional Orders above mentioned and that in pursuance of the new Standing Orders (reported infra p. 869), the original petitions deposited in terms of General Orders 77 and 79 had been transmitted from the office of the Secretary for Scotland to the Private Bill Office of the House of Commons in the case of the Bills to be originated in the House of Commons and to the office of the Clerk of the Parliaments in the case of the Bills to be originated in the House of Lords.