HC Deb 16 July 1948 vol 453 cc1659-60

Order for Second Reading read.

12.17 p.m.

The Solicitor-General

I beg to move, "That the Bill be now read a Second time."

This Bill consolidates the provisions of the Agricultural Holdings Act, 1923, and Part III of the Agricultural Holdings Act, 1947. It does not amend the law or alter the existing law at all. It is simply for the purpose of consolidation.

Major Legge-Bourke (Isle of Ely)

I think that hon. Members on this side of the House would like to say that we are grateful to the Government for this Bill. We like to have consolidated legislation, so far as possible, as it affects agriculture, and we should like to express our thanks to the Government for it.

Question put, and agreed to.

Bill read a Second time.

Bill committed to a Committee of the Whole House for Monday next.—[Mr. Pearson.]