HC Deb 28 July 1953 vol 518 c1252

Considered in Committee; reported, without Amendment.

11.10 p.m.

The Solicitor-General (Sir Reginald Manningham-Buller)

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

We had some observations on Second Reading by the hon. and learned Member for Hornchurch (Mr. Bing), who hoped time would be given to the Third Reading. As that time has now arrived we shall no doubt miss his observations on the strengthening of beer, but experience less difficulty in reaching a determination. This massive consolidation Bill will serve a very useful purpose, and it is interesting as it is the first Bill I have yet come across that contains in a marginal note the word "Oxford" and no marginal note referring to the other University.

Sir Lynn Ungoed-Thomas (Leicester, North-East)

The closing observations of the hon. and learned Gentleman are such as to endear this Bill to me more than before.

Question put, and agreed to.

Bill accordingly read the Third time, and passed, without Amendment.