UK House of Commons

14 April 1842

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That no Bill relating to Religion, or the alteration of the Laws concerning Religion, be brought into This House, until the Proposition shall have been first considered in a Committee of the whole House, and agreed unto by The House. [unchanged]

2

That no Bill relating to Trade, or the alteration of the Laws concerning Trade, be brought into The House, until the Proposition shall have been first considered in a Committee of the whole House, and agreed unto by The House. [unchanged]

3

That this House will receive no Petition for any Sum of Money, relating to Public Service, but what is recommended from The Crown. [unchanged]

That this House will not proceed upon any Petition, Motion, or Bill, for granting any Money, or for releasing or compounding any Sum of Money owing to The Crown, but in a Committee of the whole House. [unchanged]

That this House will not receive any Petition for compounding any Sum of Money owing to The Crown, upon any branch of the Revenue, without a Certificate, from the proper Officer or Officers, annexed to the said Petition, stating the Debt, what Prosecutions have been made for the Recovery of such Debt, and setting forth how much the Petitioner and his Security are able to satisfy thereof. [unchanged]

That this House will not proceed upon any Motion for an Address to The Crown, praying that any money may be issued, or that any expense may be incurred, but in a Committee of the whole House. [unchanged]

That in any Bill which, having passed the House of Lords, shall be sent down to this House for their concurrence, or in any Bill which, having passed this House, shall be returned by the Lords with Amendments, it shall appear that any Pecuniary Penalty or Forfeiture is thereby imposed, varied or taken away, The Speaker shall, before the Second Reading of such Bill or Amendments, report to The House his Opinion, whether the object thereof be to impose, vary, or take away any Pecuniary Charge or Burthen on the Subject, or whether the same relates only to the punishment or prevention of Offences; and The House shall thereupon determine whether it may be expedient, in such particular case, to insist upon the exercise of their Privilege to originate all such provisions respecting pecuniary Penalties or Forfeitures. [unchanged]

4

That the precise duration of every Temporary Law be expressed in the Title of the Bill, and also in a distinct Clause at the end of the Bill, and no where else. [unchanged]

5

That every Member offering to present a Petition to The House, not being a Petition for a Private Bill, or relating to a Private Bill before The House, do confine himself to a statement of the Parties from whom it comes, of the number of signatures attached to it, and of the material allegations contained in it, and to the reading of the prayer of such Petition. [added]

6

That every such Petition not containing matter in breach of the Privileges of this House, and which, according to the Rules or usual Practice of this House, can be received, be brought to the Table by the direction of The Speaker, who shall not allow any Debate, or any Member to speak upon, or in relation to, such Petition ; but it may be read by the Clerk at the Table, if required. [added]

7

That if such Petition relate to any matter or subject which the Member presenting it is desirous of bringing before The House, and if such Member shall state it to be his intention to make a Motion thereupon, such Member may give Notice that he will make a Motion on some subsequent day, That the Petition be printed with the Votes. [added]

8

That, in the case of such Petition complaining of some present personal grievance, for which there may be an urgent necessity for providing an immediate remedy, the matter contained in such Petition may be brought into discussion on the presentation thereof. [added]

9

That all other such Petitions, after they shall have been ordered to lie on the Table, be referred to the Committee on Public Petitions, without any Question being put. [added]

10

That, subject to the above regulations, Petitions against any Resolution or Bill imposing a Tax or Duty for the current service of the year, be henceforth received, and the usage under which The House has refused to entertain such Petitions be discontinued. [added]