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House of Commons Costs Taxation Act 1847

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House of Commons Costs Taxation Act 1847

1847 CHAPTER 69

An Act for the more effectual Taxation of Costs on Private Bills in the House of Commons.

[22d July 1847]

WHEREAS an Act was passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Fourth, intituled An Act to establish a Taxation of Costs on Private Bills in the House of Commons, and to prohibit the Sale of certain Offices under the Serjeant at Arms attending the House of Commons : And whereas it is expedient to repeal the same, and to make more effectual Provision for taxing the Costs and Expences to be charged by Parliamentary Agents, Attornies, Solicitors, and others in future Sessions of Parliament in respect of Bills subject to the Payment of Fees in Parliament, commonly called Private Bills, and to be incurred in complying with the Standing Orders of the House of Commons relative to such Bills, and in preparing, bringing in, and carrying the same through, or in opposing the same in, the House of Commons : Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That, except as to any Costs, Charges, and Expences which shall have been incurred in the present or any preceding Session of Parliament, the said recited Act shall be repealed : Provided always, that the Repeal of the said recited Act shall not be construed to revive any Act or any Provision thereof which was thereby repealed.

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