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Statutory Orders (Special Procedure) Act 1945

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9Standing Orders for the purposes of this Act

Without prejudice to any other powers exercisable in that behalf by the House of Lords and the House of Commons respectively, Standing Orders may be made for any purpose connected with the provisions of this Act, and in particular—

(a)for regulating the manner in which petitions against an order to which this Act applies shall be framed and presented, and for extending the period of fourteen days prescribed by this Act in relation to the presentation of such petitions in any case where that period expires on a day on which the House is not sitting or, in the case of the House of Lords, is sitting for judicial business only ;

(b)for enabling the functions of the Lord Chairman of Committees and of the Chairman of Ways and Means under this Act to be performed by any deputy appointed in accordance with Standing Orders ;

(c)for regulating the proceedings of the Chairmen in connection with the examination of petitions under this Act;

(d)for prescribing the cases in which a petitioner against an order to which this Act applies shall be treated for the purposes of this Act as having locus standi, and for enabling the Chairmen to determine questions of locus standi in connection with the examination of petitions ;

(e)for prescribing the constitution of any joint committee of both Houses which may be appointed for the purposes of this Act ;

(f)for regulating the proceedings of any such committee upon the consideration of any order or Bill referred to them, and in particular for enabling the committee, if satisfied that an amendment prayed for by any petition which is referred to them may affect the interests of persons not represented before them, to afford to any such person an opportunity to be so represented ;

(g)for regulating the procedure to be followed in connection with any Bill introduced under section six of this Act; .and

(h)for prescribing anything required under this Act to be prescribed.

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