§ Considered in Committee.
§ [Major Sir WILLIAM ANSTRUTHER-GRAY in the Chair]
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As this is a consolidation Bill, I propose, with the leave of the Committee, to put the Clauses in groups.
§ Motion made, and Question proposed, That Clauses 1 to 52 stand part of the Bill.
§ Mr. G. R. Mitchison (Kettering)
I should like to take the opportunity of saying, as I feel certain all hon. Members will agree, that this consolidation Measure was very badly needed and that those who have prepared it have done a job for which we ought all to be grateful.
§ The Solicitor-General (Sir Harry Hylton-Foster)
I desire to associate myself with what the hon. and learned Member for Kettering (Mr. Mitchison)has said, and perhaps to add our thanks 786 to yet another body, the Joint Committee, for its labours likewise.
§ Question put and agreed to.
§ Clauses ordered to stand part of the Bill.
§ Clauses 53 to 90 ordered to stand part of the Bill.
§ Clauses 91 to 142 ordered to stand part of the Bill.
§ Clauses 143 to 193 ordered to stand part of the Bill.
§ Schedules 1 to 11 agreed to.
§ Bill reported, without Amendment; read the third time and passed, without Amendment.