Bills brought from the Lords in error

45.34On occasion, a bill has been brought from the Lords in error, before completing all proceedings in that House. In such circumstances, the bill has been returned.1

Footnotes

  1. 1. On 8 May 1945, the Commercial Gas Bill and the South Suburban Gas Bill were brought from the Lords, read the first time, and referred to the Examiners. On 10 May a message from the Lords was received explaining that the Bills had been taken to the Commons by mistake, and requesting their return. The House ordered that the Bills should be returned and discharged the order of reference to the Examiners, CJ (1944–45) 123. On 10 April 1974, the Clerical, Medical and General Life Assurance Bill was brought from the Lords, read the first time and referred to the Examiners. On 2 May, a message from the Lords was received, explaining that the Bill had been sent to the Commons before an amendment to avoid questions of privilege had been made, and requesting its return. The Commons ordered that the Bill should be returned and discharged the order of reference to the Examiners, CJ (1974) 84 and 106.