A treatise on the law [&c.].

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Contents

Right of Commons in voting supplies
56
Grounds of expulsion
62
GENERAL VIEW OF THE PRIVILEGES OF PARLIAMENT
64
Power of commitment
70
Arrest under warrant of Chairman of Election Committee
78
Arrests without warrants
85
Libels upon Parliament
91
Misrepresentation of their proceedings
98
Offences in a former Session
104
Payment of fees
110
Petition of the Commons for freedom of speech
114
Publication of Parliamentary papers authorised by statute
120
Modification of privilege by statute
128
After a Dissolution
137
Privilege does not extend to Criminal Cases
146
Members fined for contempt of Court
153
Protection to counsel
159
JURISDICTION OF COURTS OF LAW IN MATTERS OF PRIVILEGE
162
Adverse Judgments
170
Present position of privilege
182
Committee of Supply
186
Her Majestys pleasure signified that they elect their Speaker
188
Refusal to take Oaths
198
Subscription of Oath
204
Presentation of the Address
210
Leave of Absence
218
Attendance of both Houses at Coronations
225
Provision in case of his absence
231
Opinions delivered by Scotch Judges
237
How authenticated
245
Parliament prorogued before its first meeting
252
Precedence of Orders of the Day or Notices of Motions
258
Sittings on Wednesdays
264
Motions without Notice
270
Precedence given to Motion for a New Writ
273
Motions by leave withdrawn
280
Casual interruptions of Debate
286
When a Members vote is contrary to his voice
292
Amendments to proposed Amendments
300
Exception in the case of rescinding proceedings
306
Bills laid aside by either House
313
Mr Speaker calls upon Members of the Commons to speak
319
Orders of the Day and Notices not to be discussed thereon
325
No Member to speak twice
331
Extracts from newspapers
338
No Member to be referred to by name
344
Rules as to citing documents not before the House
350
Members named by Mr Speaker
356
CHAPTER XII
363
Division in the House of Lords
369
Where Votes equal Mr Speaker gives Casting Voice
375
When Standing Orders not complied with
379
Publication of Division Lists
382
Protests entered by the Lords
383
Member interested may propose Motion or Amendment 389
389
Instructions and Amendments on going in Committee
396
When forty Members not present
402
CHAPTER XIV
408
Regulations regarding the Commons Select Committees
411
Admission of Strangers to Committees
418
Adjournment of Committees
425
Report brought up
431
Mode of examination by the Lords
438
Evidence of Members in Courts
444
By the Judges
449
Conferences in regard to Bills
455
CHAPTER XVII
462
Bill committed
509
Resolutions in the nature of Instructions
515
What Amendments admissible
521
When Committee makes no Report
527
Committed to a Select Committee
533
Consideration of Lords Amendments
539
Indorsement of Bills
545
When absent from the Realm
551
CHAPTER XIX
559
Petitions praying for Public Money
566
Petitions complaining of Grievances
572
Mode of presenting Addresses 475
574
ACCOUNTS AND PAPERS
576
Presented by Members
582
CHAPTER XXI
588
Aids and Supplies not to be altered by the Lords
594
Financial inquiries by the Lords
600
Motions for grant of Money
606
Committee of Ways and Means
610
Functions of Committee of Supply
617
Questions and Amendments
623
Votes of Credit and Special Supplies
630
Distinction in the case of a new
636
Annual and permanent taxes
642
Precedence of Motion for New Writ
648
Vacancies by Acceptance of Office under the Crown
652
The Chiltern Hundreds
658
The present System
664
Mr Speaker reports his approval and his claim of privileges
667
Proceedings of House upon determination of Election Trials
672
Bills founded on Reports of Commissioners
678
The Managers and Trial
684
Bills of Attainder and of Pains and Penalties
691
THE MANNER OF PASSING PRIVATE BILLS
692
Origin of Private Bills
700
General Acts enumerated
706
CHAPTER XXV
713
Decision and Report of Examiners
724
Petition for Bill presented
731
Private Bills brought in otherwise than upon Petition
732
Petitions for additional Provision 826
733
Petitions for leave to deposit Petitions for Bills
739
Commitment
745
Certain Railway and Canal Bills referred to a Joint Committee
751
Referees appointed to Committees
757
Rules governing the locus standi of Petitioners
764
Consumers of Gas and Water
775
Clause compelling payment of Subscription
788
Local Government
794
Cases
797
Proceedings on Preamble
800
Reports and Special Reports
807
Bill considered as Amended
814
Certain Bills referred to the Judges
820
Petitions against Bills C
825
Proceedings on Report and Third Reading
831
First and Second Reading
837
Local and Personal Acts
838
APPENDIX
845
Petitions not specific
860
Lords and Commons originally sat together 22
867
Amendments to be seconded 304
870
Oaths formerly taken
871
Petitions against Bills to be printed
876
Answers to Addresses 476
882
Issue of Writs by Mr Speaker during Recess
888

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Page 649 - House has met before that day, or will meet on the day of the issue), issue his warrant to the clerk of the Crown to make out a new writ for electing another member in the room of the member whose seat has so become vacant.
Page 5 - Will you, to the utmost of your power, maintain the laws of God, the true profession of the gospel, and the Protestant reformed religion, established by law ? And will you preserve unto the bishops and clergy of this realm, and to the churches committed to their charge, all such rights and privileges, as by law, do or shall appertain unto them, or any of them ?" King or Queen.
Page 590 - Statutum de tallagio non concedendo, that no tallage or aid shall be laid or levied by the king or his heirs in this realm, without the good will and assent of the archbishops, bishops, earls, barons, knights, burgesses, and other the freemen of the commonalty of...
Page 78 - Jones) moved for a rule to show cause why there should not be a new trial on the ground of misdirection of the learned judge, and also on the ground that the verdict was against evidence.
Page 3 - And whereas the Laws of England are the birthright of the people thereof, and all the Kings and Queens, who shall ascend the Throne of this realm, ought to administer the Government of the same according to the said laws, and all their officers and ministers ought to serve them respectively according to the same...
Page 3 - Will you solemnly promise and swear to govern the people of this kingdom of England, and the dominions thereto belonging, according to the statutes in parliament agreed on, and the laws and customs of the same?
Page 667 - That it is a high infringement of the liberties and privileges of the Commons of the United Kingdom for any Lord of Parliament, or' other Peer or Prelate, not being a Peer of Ireland at the time elected, and not having declined to serve for any county, city, or borough of Great Britain, to concern himself in the Election of Members to serve for the Commons in Parliament...
Page 604 - This House will receive no petition for any sum relating to public service, or proceed upon any motion for a grant or charge upon the public revenue, whether payable out of the consolidated fund or out of money to be provided by Parliament, unless recommended from the Crown.
Page 26 - House of Parliament, to deprive many inconsiderable places of the right of returning members, to grant such privilege to large, populous, and wealthy towns, to increase the number of knights of the shire, to extend the elective franchise to many of His Majesty's subjects who have not heretofore enjoyed the same, and to diminish the expense of elections...
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