HC Deb 24 July 1959 vol 609 cc1719-20

Considered in Committee; reported, without Amendment.

12.45 p.m.

The Attorney-General (Sir Reginald Manningham-Buller)

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

The Bill cuts out a lot of dead wood from the Statute Book, including some rather interesting Acts which are entirely obsolete, one being called the Stealing of Vegetables Act, 1772, whose Preamble says: Whereas the Cultivation of Turnips, Potatoes, Cabbages, Parsnips, Pease and Carrots is of great consequence to this Kingdom … That is no longer necessary. There are legislative provisions requiring check strings in taxicabs and presenting penalties for railway companies for knowingly letting on hire special trains for the purpose of conveying parties to a prize fight. These provisions are no longer necessary.

Question put and agreed to.

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