§ Order read for consideration of Lords Amendments.
§ Motion made, and Question proposed, That the Lords Amendments be now considered.—[Mr. Renton.]
§ 5.54 p.m.
§ Mr. Wedgwood Benn (Bristol, South-East)
I take it that it is in order to debate whether the Lords Amendments should be discussed. A sort of brainwashing technique is now going on in which we are being invited to agree with the Lords in so many Amendments. This is, no doubt, to prepare us for the statement which is to be made at six o'clock from No. 10, Downing Street concerning other important changes. We shall, I hope, get through these proceedings on the Bill rapidly and agreeably. It is a great pleasure to see the Joint Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department in his place.
§ Question put and agreed to.
§ Lords Amendments considered accordingly.