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At such meeting the said Bill shall be submitted to the proprietors Standing Orders, aforesaid then present, and approved by proprietors present in person or with which is to be by proxy, holding at least three-fourths of the paid-up capital of the

proved before Company represented by the votes at such meeting, such proprietors being qualified to vote at all ordinary meetings of the Company in right of such capital. The votes of proprietors of any paid-up shares or stock other than debenture stock, not qualified to vote at ordinary meetings, whose interests may be affected by the Bill, if tendered at the meeting shall be recorded separately. The names of the proprietors present in person at the meeting shall be recorded by the Company. For this purpose the meeting, and any other consecutive meetings, whether general or special, and whether preceding or following it, shall be deemed to be the same meeting. A poll may be demanded by any proprietor present in person at the meeting.

There shall be deposited at the Private Bill Office a statement of the number of votes if a poll was taken, and of the number of votes recorded separately.

So far as any such Bill relates to a separate undertaking in any Company as distinct from the general undertaking, separate meetings shall be held of the proprietors of the Company and of the separate undertaking, and the provisions of this Order applicable to meetings of proprietors of the Company shall, mutatis mutandis, apply to meetings of proprietors of the separate undertaking.

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65. In the case of every Bill brought from the House of Lords, in which Meeting of Mem provisions have been inserted in that House empowering or requiring &c. in case of any Company, Society, Association, or Co-partnership formed or registered certain Bills under the Companies Act, 1862, or otherwise constituted, and not being a

originating in Company to which the preceding Order applies, to do any act not authorized by the Memorandum and Articles of Association of such Company, or other Instrument constituting or regulating such Company, Society, Association, or Co-partnership, or authorizing or enacting the abandonment of the undertaking, or any part of the undertaking, of any such Company, Society, Association, or Co-partnership, or the dissolution thereof, or in which any such provisions originally contained in the Bill have been materially altered in that House, or by which any such powers are conferred on any Company, Society, Association, or Co-partnership not being the Promoters of the Bill, the Examiner shall report as to compliance or non-compliance with the following Order :

In the case of a Company formed or registered under the Companies Act 1862,

The Bill as introduced or proposed to be introduced into this House shall be approved by a special resolution of the Company.

In the case of any other such Company, Society, Association, or Co-partnership as aforesaid,

The Bill as introduced or proposed to be introduced in this House shall be consented to by a majority of Three-fourths in number and (where applicable) in value of the proprietors or members of such Company, Society, Association, or Co-partnership present, in person or by proxy, at a meeting convened with notice of the business to be transacted, and voting at such meeting, such consent to be certified in writing by the Chairman of the meeting.

A copy of such special resolution or certificate of consent shall be deposited in the Private Bill Office.

Provided always, that if by the terms of such special resolution or consent the Bill as introduced or proposed to be introduced into the House of Lords shall have been approved or consented to, subject to such additions, alterations, and variations as Parliament may think fit to make therein, then it shall not be necessary for the purposes of this Order to obtain any further approval or consent in respect of any provisions inserted in the Bill in the House of Lords: Provided nevertheless that it shall be competent for the Committee on the Bill,

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compliance with which is to be

proved before Examiners.

if they think fit, having regard to the nature and effect of such provisions, to require any further evidence of the approval or consent to such provisions on the part of the shareholders or members of the Company, Society, Association, or Co-partnership.

The names of the proprietors or members present in person at the meeting shall be recorded by the Company, Society, Association, or Co-partnership. For this purpose the meeting, and any other consecutive meetings, whether general or special, and whether preceding or following it, shall be deemed to be the same meeting.

A poll may be demanded by any one proprietor or member present in person at the meeting, notwithstanding any provision to the contrary contained in any instrument constituting or regulating the Company, Society, Association, or Co-partnership.

If a poll is taken, there shall be deposited in the Private Bill Office a statement of the number of votes.

So far as any such Bill relates to a separate class of proprietors or members of any Company, Society, Association, or Co-partnership as distinct from the proprietors or members generally, such Bill shall be approved or assented to by the proprietors or members generally, and also by the separate class of proprietors or members ; and the provisions of this Order applicable to the proprietors or members generally shall, mutatis mutandis, apply to the separate class of proprietors or members.

Consent of Proprietors of any Company to sum authorized to be raised in aid of undertaking of another Company.

66. WHEN any Bill originating in this House either as introduced into Parliament, or as amended, or proposed to be amended, on petition for additional provision, contains a provision authorizing any Company incorporated by Act of Parliament, or any class of holders of share or loan capital in any such Company, to subscribe or to alter the terms or conditions of any subscription towards, or to guarantee or to raise any money in aid of the undertaking of another Company (which Bill is not brought in by the Company so authorized, or of which such Company is not a joint promoter), proof shall be required before the Examiner within five weeks of the date on which the Petition for the same was indorsed by the Examiner, if such provision is contained in the Bill as introduced into Parliament, that the Company or the class of holders of share or loan capital so authorized has consented to such subscription, alteration, guarantee, or raising of money, at a meeting of the proprietors of the Company, or of any such class of holders of share or loan capital, as the case may be, heid specially for that purpose, in the same manner and subject to the same provisions as the meeting directed to be held under Standing Order 64 ; and in case such provision is contained in the Bill as introduced into Parliament that the Notices for the Bill state the specific sum, if any, proposed to be subscribed, or guaranteed or raised, or the alteration of the terms or conditions of the subscription, as the case may be, or in case such provision shall be proposed to be inserted in the Bill, on a petition for additional provision that notices stating the specific sum, if any, proposed to be subscribed, or guaranteed or raised, or the alteration of the terms or conditions of the subscription, as the case may be, and stating that the consent of the Company, or of such class of holders of share or loan capital, has been given as aforesaid, have been published once in the London, Edinburgh, or Dublin Gazette, as the case may be, and in the County Newspapers in which the Notices for the Bill were published, for two successive weeks during the six weeks immediately preceding the presentation of such petition for additional provision ; in any case in which such consent has been given, it shall not be necessary to submit the Bill, in respect of such provision as aforesaid, to the approval of a meeting to be held in accordance with Standing Order 64.

Provision as to Railway Bills charging Payments on Local Rate in Ireland.

67. WHEN in any Railway Bill originating in this House a Provision is contained by which the payment of any Moneys is directly or contingently charged upon the poor rate, or any other Local Rate in Ireland, by means of a guarantee or otherwise, such Bill shall, within five weeks of the date on

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which the Petition for the same was indorsed by the Examiner, be referred Standing Orders, again to the Examiners, who shall report as to compliance or non-compliance with which is to be with the following Order :

proved before A Copy of the Bill, as deposited in the Private Bill Office, shall be submitted to the County Council or other Authority empowered to make such Rate, and according as the payment of any Moneys is by the said Bill proposed to be charged upon a County, or upon one or more urban or rural districts, such Bill shall also be submitted to the County Council for such county, or to the District Council for such district, as the case

may be.

Notice of the intention to submit a copy of such Bill to such County or District Council shall be given Ten days previously to submitting the same to the Secretary or Clerk of such Council, and shall be advertised once in each of two consecutive weeks in some one and the same Morning Newspaper published in Dublin, and in some one and the same Newspaper published or circulating in the County or District upon which it is proposed by the Bill to impose any Local Rate or Charge.

A Copy of such Bill shall be so submitted not earlier than Six months before the time fixed for the deposit of such Bill, and not earlier than the Seventh day after the last insertion of such Advertisement; and shall be approved by a majority of the members of the Council then present and voting thereon, and the Resolution of every Council approving the same shall be deposited at the Private Bill Office, together with a Statement under the hand of the Chairman presiding when such Resolution was passed, of the number of the Members then present and voting.

68. When in any Bill brought from the House of Lords for the purpose Proof of Consent of establishing a Company for carrying on any Work or Undertaking any of Directors, &c; person is specified as Manager, Director, Proprietor, or otherwise concerned in carrying such Bill into effect, proof shall be required before the Examiner that such person has subscribed his name to the Petition for the Bill, or to a printed Copy of the Bill, as brought up to this House.

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III. Proceedings of Examiners, of Chairman of Committee of Ways and Means, and of Committees.

III.

PROCEEDINGS OF EXAMINERS,

OF CHAIRMAN OF COMMITTEE OF WAYS AND MEANS

AND OF COMMITTEES.

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