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facts, and setting forth the means by which funds are to be obtained for executing the work, and signed by the party or agent soliciting the bill, together with an estimate of the probable amount of such rates, duties, or revenues, signed by the person making the same, may be substituted in lieu of the subscription contract, and in addition to

the estimate of the expense. Contents of sub- 4. That every subscription contract shall contain the christian and scription contract and deposit of surname, description and place of abode of every subscriber, his sig.

nature to the amount of his subscription, with the amount which he has paid up, and the name of the party witnessing such signature, and the date of the same respectively; and that, as respects all bills except railway bills, it be proved to the satisfaction of the committee before whom the compliance with the standing orders shall be proved, that a sum equal to one-twentieth part of the amount subscribed, and as respects railway bills a sum equal to one-tenth of the amount subscribed, has been deposited with the Court of Chancery in England, if the work is intended to be done in England, or with the Court of Chancery in England, or the Court of Exchequer in Scotland, if such work is intended to be done in Scotland, or with the Court of Chancery in Ireland, if such work is intended to be done in Ireland: Pro

ided that the above order, so far as respects the sum of money to be deposited, shall not apply to any railway bills which have been before Parliament during the present session, and which may again be introduced in the next session; but with respect to such bills a sum equal to one-twentieth of the amount subscribed shall be deposited as before provided in cases of bills other than railway bills. (See 1 & 2 Vict. c. 117).

5. That no subscription contract, as respects railway bills, shall be sequent to close of valid unless it be entered into subsequent to the commencement of

the session of Parliament previous to that in which application is made for the bill to which it relates; nor, as respects other bills, unless it be entered into subsequently to the close of the session previous to that in which application is made for the bill to which it relates; nor shall any subscription contract be valid unless the parties subscribing to it bind themselves, their heirs, executors, and administrators, for

the payment of the money so subscribed. Subscription con- 6. That, previous to the second reading of the bill, copies of the subtract to be printed and deposited. scription contract, with the names of the subscribers arranged in al

phabetical order, and the amount of the deposit respectively paid by each such subscriber, or where a declaration and estimate of the pro

Contract to be entered into sub.



hable amount of rates and duties are substituted in lieu of a subscription contract, copies of such declaration and estimate, be printed at the expense of the promoters of the bill, and be delivered at the office of the clerk of the Parliament for the use of this House.

7. That (except in cases where notices are required to be affixed Notices. on church doors, and also, except in cases where a written acknowledgment is allowed as evidence of such notice or application) no notice given or application made on a Sunday, or Christmas-day, or before eight o'clock in the forenoon, or after eight o'clock in the afternoon of any day, shall be deemed valid. Enendat. per Ord. 11 Augusti, 1842. Emendat.

per Ord. 8 Augusti, 1844. Emendat. per Ord. 7 Augusti, 1845.


Further Standing Order with respect to Bills for the Incorporation of

Companies, to be proved as hereinbefore mentioned.
That, when in any bill to be hereafter introduced into this House
for the purpose of establishing a company for carrying on any work
or undertaking in the name of any person or persons shall be intro-
daced as manager, director, proprietor, or otherwise concerned in car-
rying such bill into effect, proof shall be required before the com-
mittee before which the compliance with the standing orders shall be
proved, that the said person or persons have subscribed their names to
the petition for the said bill or to a printed copy of the said bill, as
brought up or introduced into the House.

Emendat. per Ord. 27 Augusti, 1846.
No. 226 does not relate to railway bills.

Additional Standing Orders for Bills for Railways included in the Se

227. cond Class of Bills, to be prored before the Committee on Standing

Orders. ORDERED,

1. That, in the case of railway bills, a copy of all plans, sections, plans, &c. to be and books of reference required by the orders of the Ilouse to be de Board of Trade. posited in the office of any clerk of the peace, or sheriff clerk, on or before the thirtieth day of November immediately preceding the session of Parliament in which application for the bill shall be made, together with a published map to a scale of not less than half an inch

Board of Trade.

of curves,

upper surface of

Vertical measure
to be marked at


to a mile, with the line of railway delineated thereon, so as to shew its general course and direction, shall on or before the same day be de

posited in the office of the railway department of the Board of Trade. Copy of bill to be 2. That, in the case of railway bills, a copy of every bill as brought deposited at the

into the House of Lords be deposited in the office of the railway de

partment of the Board of Trade. Distances to be 3. That the plan shall exhibit thereon the distances in miles and marked on plan, and memorandum furlongs from one of the termini, and a memorandum of the radius of

every curve not exceeding one mile in length shall be noted on the

plan in miles, furlongs, and chains. Line of railway to 4. That in every section of a railway the line marked thereon shall correspond with

correspond with the upper surface of the rails.

6. That distances on the datum line shall be marked in miles and change of gradi.

furlongs to correspond with those on the plan ; that a vertical measure from the datum line to the line of the railway shall be marked in feet and inches at each change of the gradient or inclination; and that the proportion or rate of inclination between each such change

shall also be marked. Height of railway 6. That the height of the railway over or under the surface of every

turnpike road, public carriage road, navigable river, canal, or railway crossing of a road, or junction with a railway, and the height and span of every arch of

all bridges and viaducts, shall be marked in figures at every crossing thereof; and the extreme height over or under the surface of the ground shall be marked for every embankment and cutting; and if any alteration in the present level or rate of inclination of any turnpike road, carriage road, or railway be intended, then the same shall be stated on the said section, and each numbered; also that cross sections in reference to the said numbers, on a horizontal scale of one inch to every three hundred and thirty feet, and on a vertical scale of one inch to every forty feet, shall be added to explain the nature of

such alterations more clearly. Tunnelling and 7. That where tunnelling as a substitute for open cutting, or a arching to be

viaduct as a substitute for solid embankment, be intended, the tun-
nelling shall be marked by a dotted line on the plan, and shall also
be marked on the section; and the viaduct shall be marked on the

Emendat. per Ord. 11 Augusti, 1842.

per Ord. 8 Augusti, 1844.
Emendat. per Ord. 7 Augusti, 1845.
Nos. 228 to 231 inclusive do not apply to railways.

Over or under surface to be marked at every




Standing Orders with regard to Bills of the Second Class, except Bills for Turnpike Roads and Railways, to be proved before the Committee

on the Bill. ORDERED,

1. That, where the level of any road shall be altered in making any Level of roads. work, the ascent of any turnpike road shall not be more than one foot in thirty feet, and of any other public carriage road not more than one foot in twenty feet; and that a good and sufficient fence of four feet high at the least shall be made on each side of every bridge which shall be erected. 2. That, in case the work intended to be carried into effect under Tiine to be limited

for the completion the authority of the bill shall not have been completed, so as to an- of the work! strer the object of such bill, within a time to be limited, all the powers and authorities thereby given shall thenceforth cease and determine, save only as to so much of such work as shall have been completed within such time, with such provisions and qualifications as the nature of the case shall require.

Emendat. per Ord. 8 Augusti, 1844.


Standing Orders with regard to the Proceedings of Committees on kailway Bills, to be proved before the Committee on the Bill, who are directed to report specially thereupon.


1. That committees on railway bills do inquire into the following Matters of inquiry matters

, and that they report specially thereupon, except in the cases bills.

by committees on

hereafter provided :

1. As to the proposed capital of the company formed for the ex- Capital, shares ecution of the project, and the amount of any loans which they may deposits, names of be empowered to raise by the bill; the amount of shares subscribed shareholders, suhfor, and the deposits paid thereon ; the names and places of residence and upwards, &c. of the directors or provisional committee, with the amount of shares taken by each ; the number of shareholders who may be considered as having a local interest in the line, and the amount of capital subscribed for by them; and the number of other parties and the capital taken by them; a statement of the number of shareholders subseribing for 20001. and upwards, with their names and residences, and the amount for which they have subscribed.

Whcthcr railway be a complete line or part of a more extended plan.

Wnether any report from the Board of Trade has been referred.

Planc; to be worked by assistant engines.

Engineering dilliculties.

Size and means of ventilation of tun. nels.

2. Whether the proposed railroad be a complete and integral line between the termini specified, or a part of a more extended plan now in contemplation, and likely to be hereafter submitted to Parliament, and to what extent the calculations of remuneration depend on such contemplated extension of the line.

3. That, in the case of a railway bill, the committee report specially, whether any report from the Board of Trade in regard to the bill, or the objects thereby proposed to be authorised, has been referred by the House to the committee, and, if so, whether any and what recommendations contained in such report have been adopted by the committee, and whether any and what recommendations contained in such report have been rejected.

4. To state what planes on the railway are proposed to be worked, either by assistant engines, stationary or locomotive, with the respective lengths and inclinations of such planes.

5. To advert to any peculiar engineering difficulties in the proposed line, and to report the manner in which it is intended they should be overcome.

6. To state the length, breadth, and height, and means of ventilation of any proposed tunnels, and whether the strata through which they are to pass are favourable or otherwise.

7. To state whether, in the lines proposed, the gradients and curves are generally favourable, or otherwise, and the steepest gradient, exclusive of the inclined planes above referred to, and the smallest radius of a curve.

8. To state the length of the main line of the proposed line of the railroad, and of its branches respectively.

9. To state generally the fitness, in an engineering point of view, of the projected line of railroad.

10. If it be intended that the railroad should pass on a level any turnpike road or highway, to call the particular attention of the House to that circumstance.

11. To state the amount of the estimates of the cost or other expenses to be incurred up to the time of the completion of the railway, and whether they appear to be supported by evidence, and to be fully adequate for the purpose.

12. To state what is the estimated charge of the annual expenses of the railroad when completed, and how far the calculations on which the charge is estimated have been sufficiently proved.

13. Whether the calculations proved in evidence before the com

Whether the gra. dients and curves are favourable.

Length of the main line and of the branches.

Fitness in an engincering point of view.

If any highway to be passed on a level,

Amount of csti. mates.

Estimated annual expenses.

Revenue in rcfer

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