Appendices

Appendix A

[Form referred to in Standing Orders 13 and 61]

Form of notice to owners, etc.

Dear Sir or Madam,

[Short title of bill]

We [have applied] [intend to apply] to Parliament [this] [next] session for leave to introduce this bill.

We understand that you have an interest in the property mentioned in the Table set out below and that your interest is as stated in Part[s] I [and II] of that Table. If the bill is passed, the property mentioned in Part I of the Table, or a right to use it, will be liable to be acquired compulsorily under the powers of the resulting Act [and the property mentioned in Part II of the Table will be liable to the imposition of an improvement charge].

A plan [and section] relating to the purposes of the bill, together with a book of reference relating to it, [was] [were] [will be, on or before 20th November] deposited for public inspection with [here insert the officers of the local authorities with whom deposits have been or are to be made in accordance with Standing Order 27].

A copy of so much of the plan [and section] as relates to [here insert the parish or other area in accordance with Standing Order 36] in which the property in which you have an interest is situated, together with a book of reference relating to it, [has been] [will be on or before 20th November] deposited for public inspection with [here insert the officers of the local authorities with whom deposits have been or are to be made in accordance with Standing Order 36].

On that plan the property [is] [will be] designated by the number or numbers in the Table set out below. If that Table contains any error or misdescription, please let us know as soon as you can.

Copies of the bill, or the relevant parts of it, [have been] [will be on or before 4th December] deposited for public inspection and for sale at the [here insert the several offices at which deposits have been or are to be made in accordance with Standing Order 4A].

[We intend that the bill shall provide that, notwithstanding section 92 of the Lands Clauses Consolidation Act 1845, you may be required to sell and convey a part only of your property, numbered [here insert number or numbers] on the deposited plan].

[We intend that the bill shall exclude section 92 of the Lands Clauses Consolidation Act 1845 and shall substitute for it a provision—

      (a) restricting the power of acquiring compulsorily a part only of a house or building to cases where the
           part can be taken without material detriment to the house or building; and

      (b) restricting the power of acquiring compulsorily a part only of a garden belonging to a house
           to cases where the part can be taken without seriously affecting the amenity or convenience of the
           house].

You may object to the bill by depositing a petition against it. If you wish us to do so, we shall be glad to let you know the latest date on which you may deposit a petition in either House of Parliament.

For the moment we can let you know that the latest date for depositing a petition against a bill is—


      (a) in the first House, [here insert current date] in the case of the House of Lords, and [here insert
           current date] in the case of the House of Commons; and

      (b) in the second House, the tenth day after that on which the bill receives its first reading in
           that House.

In the case of a late bill, the rule in paragraph (b) above applies to a petition in either House. If the latest date turns out to be a Saturday, a Sunday, Christmas day, a bank holiday or a day on which the House does not sit, the latest date may be postponed.

We enclose for your use copies of the standing orders of both Houses of Parliament relating to the time and method for presenting petitions in opposition to bills.

If you need any further information, or any help in preparing a petition, you should get in touch with the Private Bill Office in either House (telephone number 020 75 7219 3231 in the House of Lords and 020 7219 3250 in the House of Commons).

Yours faithfully,

Schedule referred to in the foregoing notice, describing the property therein alluded to

Parish or other area as the case may be Number on plans Description Owner Lessee Occupier

 

Property [rights to use] which may be acquired compulsorily

Part I

 

Property on which an improvement charge may be imposed

Part II
 

Appendix B

 [Form referred to in Standing Order 45]

Form of estimates

†It shall not be necessary to include an estimate of this item where the promoters are not a local authority

*The estimate should be accompanied by an engineer's report as to age, extent, condition and value of the work, divided under suitable headings

Purpose

Amount
£

Purchase of land, minerals and permanent rights   
Laying out and levelling land (specifying purposes and nature of works)
Buildings (stating, generally, their nature and construction)
Boats (stating, generally, their character) †
Bridges (stating, generally, their character and type of construction)
Waterways (including canals and inland navigations)
  • Earthworks
  • Locks, etc.
  • Reservoirs
  • Dredging (otherwise than for maintenance)
Electricity
  • Mains—
        Mains transmission lines
        Feeders and distributors
  • Machinery and plant (in the case of generating plant specify whether steam, gas, diesel, etc.)
Ferries (specifying type)
  • Vessels †
  • Landing stages, etc.
Furniture and movable equipment †
Gas
  •  Generating plant
  • Gas holders
  • Mains—
        Cast iron
        Steel
Harbours, docks and piers (including quays and wharves)
  • Docks, etc., (stating, generally, character and method of construction)
  • Breakwaters— 
        Rubble mound
        Concrete block
  • Piers (stating, generally, character and type of construction)
  • Machinery (cranes, pumping machinery, dredgers, etc.)
  • Dredging (otherwise than for maintenance)
Machinery not included under other headings (stating, generally, its character)
Railways, other than light railways
  • Permanent ways
  • Earthworks
  • Stations and bridges
  • Electrical or other equipment †
  • Power stations
  • Signalling
Roads and streets (stating, generally, character and method of work)
Sea defence works (stating, generally, their character and materials to be used)
Sewage disposal works
  • Tanks
  • Machinery
Sewers
  • Brick, concrete, cast iron, glazed ware
  • Concrete tubes, reinforced
  • Steel pipes
Tramways, tramroads, light railways, and public service vehicle and trolley vehicle undertakings
  • Depots and car sheds
  • Permanent way—
        Public road lines
        Separate tack on sleepers
  • Electrical equipment
        Cables and feeders
        Posts and overhead wires
        Generating and converting plant
  • Cars and vehicles †
Tunnels (other than railway tunnels)
Waterworks
  • Mains—
        Cast iron
        Steel
        Concrete or other material (specifying material)
  • Reservoirs—
        Impounding (with earth or masonry damns)
        Service (specifying nature of construction)
  • Pumping machinery
  • Filters—
        Gravity
        Pressure
  • Sterilisation plant
  • Wells or other works
 

Table of fees to be charged at the House of Lords as at July 2005

[Referred to in Standing Orders 202, 215 and 217]

I- Fees to be paid by the promoters of a private bill
On the first reading of the bill £4,000
Following the third reading of the bill £4,000

On presentation of any petition relating to a private bill or of any memorial complaining that the standing orders have not been complied with, provided that no petitioner or memorialist shall be charged more than once under this head in respect of any one bill.

The promoters of personal bills may be charged one-twentieth of the preceding fees.  The promoters of the bills relating to charitable, religious, educational, literary or scientific purposes whereby no private profit or advantage is derived, and of bills other than bills promoted by local authorities from which the promoter appears unlikely to derive substantial personal or corporate gain, may be charged one-quarter of the preceding fees.

II- Fees to be paid by petitioners and memorialists

On presentation of any petition relating to a private bill or of any memorial complaining that the standing orders have not been complied with, provided that no petitioner or memorialist shall be charged more than once under this head in respect of any one bill

£20

III- Fees to be paid by applicants for and petitioners against a provisional order confirmation bill
On the second reading of a bill to confirm one or more provisional orders, other than a bill to confirm an order or orders  under the Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act 1936, the applicants shall be charged a fee of £4,000
On the deposit of each petition £20

IV- Fees to be paid for proceedings on a special procedure order

On appearance before a joint committee on a special procedure order, an applicant (other than a minister) shall be charged a fee of

£2,000

On the deposit of each petition or counter-petition, or copy of either

£20

V- Fees to be paid for proceedings on a hybrid instrument

For a hybrid instrument on which an applicant other than a minister appears before the Hybrid Instruments Committee or a select committee of the House £2,000
On the deposit of a petition against a hybrid instruments £20

VI- Fees to be paid on the taxation of costs on private legislation

For each £100 of any bill of costs allowed by the Taxing Officer

£1.60