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162. No powers of purchasing, hiring, or providing Steam Vessels shall be

contained in a Bill by which any other powers are sought to be obtained by To powers of a Railway Company, except when the transit by such Steam Vessels is purchasing, &c. Steam Vessels in required to connect portions of Railway belonging to or proposed to be Railway Bills. constructed by such Company. No powers of

163. No powers of purchase, sale, lease or amalgamation shall be given to purchase, &c. to be any Railway Company, with reference to any other undertaking already given, except after proof of certain

authorized by any Act or Acts, nor to any other incorporated Company, matters before with reference to any Railway, unless, previously to the application to Board of T'rade, &c. Parliament for such purpose, the several Companies who may be parties

to such purchase, sale, lease or amalgamation shall have proved to the satisfaction of the Board of Trade, that they have respectively paid up One-half of the capital authorized to be raised by any previous Act or Acts by means of Shares, and have expended for the purposes of such Act or Acts a sum equal thereto ; and in case such powers shall be applied for in respect of Works intended to be authorized by any Bill or Bills of the same Session, it shall be proved to the satisfaction of the Board of Trade that such Companies have respectively paid up One-half the amount of their capital, and that the Company proposed to be empowered to construct such Works have included in such amount the capital proposed to be authorized by such Bill or Bills; and that no such powers shall be given in respect of Works intended to be authorised by any Act or Acts for which it is intended to apply in any subsequent Session.

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164. No Railway Company shall be authorized, except for the execution not to guarantee of its original Line or Lines sanctioned by Act of Parliament, to guarantee interest or dividend interest on any shares which it may issue for creating additional Capital, or

to guarantee any rent or dividend to any other Railway Company, until such first-mentioned Company shall have completed and opened for traffic

such original Lines. Limitation of 165. In Bills for the Amalgamation of Railway Companies, the amount Capital on Amal.

of Capital created by such Amalgamation shall in no case exceed the gamation of Companies.

sum of the Capitals of the Companies so amalgamated.

166. In Bills for empowering any Railway Company to purchase any other Additional Capital Railway, no addition shall be authorized to be made to the Capital of the of purchasing Company.

purchasing Company, beyond the Amount of the Capital of the Railway purchased ; and in case such Railway shall be purchased at a premium, no addition on account of such premium shall be made to the Capital of the purchasing Company.

Limit to

as to revision of Rates.

Application of 166a. In the case of every Bill for incorporating a Railway, Canal, or provisions of The Tramroad ('ompany, or for giving any powers to an existing Railway Traffic Act, 1888" Canal, or Tramroad Company to which no Rates and Charges Order

Confirmation Act expressly applies, the Committee on the Bill shall fix the Rates and Charges for merchandise traffic (including small parcels of a perishable nature conveyed by passenger train exceeding 56 lbs. in weight) by reference to the Rates and Charges Order Confirmation Act of some other Company which, in the opinion of the Committee, will properly and conveniently apply ; and the Committee shall, in the case of an existing Company, provide that the Rates and Charges for merchandise traffic, and such small parcels as aforesaid so fixed, shall be in substitution for the Rates and Charges for similar traffic authorized to be taken by the Company under their existing Acts.

If in any such Bill other than a Railway Bill the Committee shall be of opinion that no such Act as aforesaid will properly and conveniently apply, they shall insert a Clause to the following effect :

Section 24 of “The Railway and Canal Traffic Act, 1888,” and any enactment which may be passed in the present or any future Session of Parliament extending or modifying that enactment shall, with any necessary modifications, apply to the Company in all respects as if

it were one of the Companies to which the provisions of the said Proceedings enactment in terms applied. Provided that the time within which the of Committees on revised schedule of maximum rates and charges prescribed by the said section shall be submitted to the Board of Trade shall be three

years from the date of the passing of this Act, or such further time as the Board of Trade may permit.

167. A CLAUSE shall be inserted in every Railway Bill prohibiting the Clause that no payment of any Interest or Dividend to any Shareholder on the amount of Interest or

Dividend be paid the Calls made in respect of the Shares held by him, except such interest on Calls. or money advanced by any Shareholder beyond the amount of the Calls actually made as is in conformity with the Companies Clauses Consolidation Act, 1845, or the Companies Clauses Consolidation (Scotland) Act, 1845, as the case may be ; and except such interest (if any) as the Committee on the Bill may, according to the circumstances of the case, think fit to allow, subject always to the following conditions :: (1.) That the rate of interest allowed by the Committee do not in

any case exceed four per centum per annum; (2.) That interest be allowed to be paid in respect only of the time

allowed by the Bill for the completion of the Railway, or such

less time as the Comiittee think fit;
(3.) That payment of interest be not allowed to begin until the

Railway Company have deposited with the Board of Trade a
statutory declaration by two of the directors and the Secretary
of the Company to the effect that two-thirds at least of the
share capital authorized by the Bill, in respect whereof interest
may be paid, have been actually issued and accepted, and are
held by shareholders, who, or whose executors, administrators,

successors, or assigns, are legally liable for the same ;
(4.) That interest do not accrue in favour of any shareholder for any

time during which any call on any of his shares is in arrear ; (5.) That the aggregate amount to be so paid for interest be estimated

and stated in the Bill, and he not deemed capital within Standing

Order 153;
(6.) That notice of the Company having power so to pay interest be

given in every prospectus, advertisement, or other document of
the Company inviting subscriptions for shares, and in every

certificate of shares ; and
(7.) That the half-yearly accounts of the Company do show the amount

on which, and the rate at which, interest has been paid ; and the Conipany may be authorized by the Bill to pay interest accordingly, but not further or otherwise, and the Committee on the Bill shall report to the House whether or not they have allowed such interest.

168. A CLAUSE shall be inserted in every Railway Bill, by which any Clause as to money is authorized to be raised, prohibiting the Company from paying, Deposits not to be out of such money, the Deposits required by the Standing Orders to be paid out of Capital. made for the purposes of any application to Parliament for a Bill for the construction of another Kailway.

168a. The foregoing Orders, No. 115a and Nos. 158 to 168, inclusive, Application of shall apply, mutatis mutandis, to Subways, Subway Companies, and Subway Standing Orders Bills, and to Tramroads, Tramroad Companies, and Tramroad Bills.

to 168, inclusive.

way not to be

General Act.

1686. The following Clause shall be inserted in all Railway Bills passing Clause as to Railthrough this House :

exempt from any Nothing herein contained shall be deemed or construed to exempt the Railway by this or the said recited Acts authorized to be made from the provisions of any General Act relating to Railways now in force, or which may hereafter pass during this or any future Session

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of Parliament, or from any future revision and alteration, under the authority of Parliament, of the maximum rates of fares and charges authorized by this Act (or by the said recited Acts].

Tramroad Bills. Application of 168c. In every Bill for the construction of a Tramroad of Railway Railway and Canal Traffic Act, &c. to gauge, and intended to communicate with a Railway, a Clause shall be Tramroads. inserted that the provisions of “ The Railway and Canal Traffic Act, 1854,"

and of “ The Railway and Canal Traffic Acts, 1873 and 1888,” shall apply to the Company as if they were a Railway or Canal Company, and to the Tramroad to be authorized by the Act as if such Tramroad were a Railway or Canal.

Length of Tram- 1.69. In every Tramroad Bill the length of so much of any Tramroad road along street or

as is to be constructed along any street or road, or upon any street or road, road to be stated.

or upon any waste or open ground by the side of any street or road, shall be set forth in miles, furlongs, chains, and links or yards, or decimals of a

chain, in the Clause describing the works. Length of Railway, 170. In every Railway Bill, Tramway Bill, and Subway Bill, the length of Tramway

, ar:d Sub- each Railway, Tramway, and Subway be set forth in miles, furlongs, chains, in Clause describing and yards, or decimals of a chain, in the Clause describing the works, with the works.

a statement in the case of each Tramway, whether it is a single or a double line.

powers for

Tramway Bills. Restriction of 170a. No powers shall be given to any local authority to construct,

acquire, take on lease, or work any Tramway, or portion of Tramway,

, quisition, or taking beyond the limits of their district, unless such Tramway or portion of on lease of Tram-Tramway is in connection with the Tramway belonging to or authorized way by Local

to be constructed, acquired, or worked by the local authority, and unless the Authority.

Committee on the Bill shall determine that, having regard to the special local circumstances, such construction, acquisition, taking on lease, or working ought to be sanctioned.

In every case in which the Committee shall so determine, they shall specify what portion of the Tramway will be situate beyond the district of the local authority to which the power of construction, acquisition, or taking on lease is given, and shall insert a Clause for the protection of the local authority of the district in which such Tramway or portion of Tramway will be situate in the terms, mutatis mutandis, of Section 43 of “The Tramways Act, 1870,” except that the Committee may, if they think fit in the special circumstances of the case, substitute a period not exceeding forty-two years for the period of twenty-one years mentioned in that section.

Running powers in 171. WHERE a local authority are empowered to work any Tramways
Tramway Bills.

belonging to, or authorized to be constructed or acquired by them, the
Committee on the Bill may, if they think fit under the special circumstances
of the case, empower the local authority to enter into agreements for
running powers over any Tramways in connection with the Tramways so
worked or to be worked by them, and such running powers shall be deemed
to be a purpose of “ The Public Health Act, 1875," and the expenses of the
exercise of such powers shall, in the event of deficiency in the Tramway
account, be defrayed out of a local rate, as defined by “ The Tramways
Act, 1870.' Provided that in any such case the Committee on the Bill
shalí make provision :-
(1.) That no such agreement shall have effect until approved by the

Board of Trade ;
(2.) That all enactments, bye-laws, and regulations relating to the use

of or the running of carriages upon the Tramways, and the taking of tolls and charges therefor, shall, so far as applicable, extend and apply, mutatis mutandis, to, and shall be ubserved by, the local authority exercising such running powers ;

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(3.) That such running powers shall in no case be exclusive, and shall

cease unconditionally at the expiration of seven years from the

date of the agreement ;
(4.) That further agreements for the exercise of such running powers

may be made from time to time with the approval of the Board
of Trade for any period not exceeding seven years, provided
that such powers shall cease unconditionally at the expiration of

the period for which the same are given ;
(5.) That all questions in dispute as to the construction of or arising

in consequence of such agreements shall be determined by

arbitration. And the Committee shall report the circumstances specially to The House.

Local Government. 172. In the case of all Bills whereby any Municipal Corporation, District Estimates. Council, Joint Board, or Joint Committee, or other local authority in England or Wales, are authorized to borrow money for any matter within the jurisdiction of the Board of Trade or the Local Government Board, estimates showing the proposed application of the money for permanent works shall (except so far as the exercise of the borrowing power is made subject to the sanction of the respective Board) be recited in the Bill as introduced into Parliament, and proved before the Select Committee to which the Bill is referred.

Copies of the estimates and statements deposited in accordance with Standing Order 36a shall be laid before the Committee for the

purposes of this Order.

173. WHENEVER by any Bill application is made by or on behalf of any Bills relating Urban District Council, or Town or other Commissioners in Ireland for any to Local Governnew Powers, or for any increased or additional Powers, the Promoters shall be required to obtain a certificate under the seal of the Local Government Board of Ireland, setting forth whether such application is made with or without the sanction and approval of the said Local Government Board, which certificate shall be produced before the Committee to whom the Bill is referred, and shall be reported upon by the said Committee.

173a. In the case of any Bill promoted by or conferring powers on a Committee to Municipal Corporation or Local Board, Improvement Commissioners, Town consider and report Commissioners, or other local authority or public body having powers of local reference to government or rating, the Committee on the Bill shall consider the Clauses various matters

affecting Local of the Bill with reference to the following matters :(a.) Whether the Bill gives powers relating to Police or Sanitary

Rating Regulations in conflict with, deviation from, or excess of, the provisions or powers of the general law ;

(6.) Whether the Bill gives powers which may be obtained by means of Bye-laws made subject to the restrictions of General Acts already existing ;

(c.) Whether the Bill assigns a period for repayment of any loan or for the redemption of any charge or debt, under the Bill exceeding the term of sixty years, which term the Commitcee shall not in any case allow to be exceeded, or any period disproportionate to the duration of the works to be executed, or other objects of the loan, charge, or debt ;

(d.) Whether the Bill gives borrowing powers for purposes for which such powers already exist, or may be obtained under General Acts, without subjecting the exercise of the powers under the Bill to approval

from time to time by the proper Government Department. And the Committee shall report specially to The House

In what manner any Clauses relating to the several matters aforesaid have been dealt with by the Committee ; and

Whether any Report from any Government Department relative to the Bill has been referred to the Committee ; and

If so, in what manner the recommendations in that Report have been dealt with by the Committee ; and

Any

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Any other circumstances of which, in the opinion of the Com.
mittee, it is desirable that The House should be informed :
And the Report of the Committee shall be printed, and shall be circulated
with the Votes,

Agreement to be annexed to Bill.

Agreements.
174. WHERE it is sought by any Bill to give Parliamentary sanction to any
Agreement, such Agreement shall be annexed to the Bill as a Schedule
thereto, and shall be printed in extenso therewith.

Letters Patent.

Copy of Letters Patent to be annexed to the Bill.

175. When any Bill shall be brought into the House for restoring any Letters Patent, there shall be a true Copy of such Letters Patent annexed to the Bill, and the total amount of fees (including the prescribed fee for enlargement under Section 17 of “ The Patents, Designs, and Trade Marks Act, 1883 ”), due and to become due on the patent, shall be deposited with the Comptroller General of Patents, Designs, and Trade Marks, before the meeting of the Committee on the Bill, and such deposit proved before the Committee.

Notices and
Allegations.

Inclosure and Drainage Bills.
176, In the case of any Bill for inclosing Lands, the Committee may
admit proof of the Notices required by the Standing Orders, and of the
Allegations in the Preamble of such Bill

, by Affidavit taken and authenti-
cated, according to the form prescribed in the Schedule to the General
Inclosure Act (41 Geo. 3, c. 109), unless such Committee shall otherwise
order.

Inclosure Bills.

177. The Committee on every Bill for inclosing Lands shall in the first klace require the Agent for the same to deliver into the Committee a printed copy of the Bill, signed by the Lord of the Manor (in cases where the Lord of the Manor has any interest as such in the lands to be inclosed), and by such Owners of Property within the Parish to which the Bill relates as shall have assented thereto ; but the Parties, if they shall think fit, shall be permitted to deliver in different copies of the Bill, separately signed by the several Parties hereinbefore mentioned, instead of one copy, signed by all of them collectively ; together with a List of all the Owners of Property within 'such Parish, showing the value according to the Poor Rate or Land Tax Assessment of each Owner's Property therein, and distinguishing which of them have assented, dissented, or are neuter in respect thereto.

Drainage Bills.

178. The Committee on every Bill for draining Lands shall in the first place require the Agent for the same to deliver in to the Committee a printed copy of the Bill, signed by such Owners and Occupiers of Property within the drainage district to which the Bill relates as shall have assented thereto; but the Parties, if they shall think fit, shall be permitted to deliver in different copies of the Bill

, separately signed by the several Parties hereinbefore mentioned, instead of one copy, signed by all of them collectively ; together with a List of all the Owners of Property within such district, showing the value according to the Poor Rate or Land Tax Assessment of each Owner's Property therein, or the extent in acres, roods, and perches, and distinguishing which of them have assented, dissented, or are nenter in respect thereto.

(lanse for leaving open Space for exercise and recreation.

179. In every Bill for inclosing Lands, provision shall be made for leaving an open space in the most appropriate situation, sufficient for purposes of exercise and recreation of the neighbouring population ; and the Committee on the Bill shall have before them the number of acres proposed to be inclosed, as also of the population in the parishes or places in which the land to be inclosed is situate : and also shall see that provision is made for the efficient fencing of the allotment, for the investment of the same in the Church wardens and Overseers of the parish in which such open space is reserved, and for the efficient making and permanent maintenance of the

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