HC Deb 13 February 1967 vol 741 c5

Order for Second Reading read.

Motion made, and Question proposed, That the Bill be now read a Second time.

10.12 a.m.

Mr. Graham Page (Crosby)

I shall put the Solicitor-General's mind at rest at once. I have no opposition at this stage to this short Consolidation Measure but I wish to give warning that, at the next stage of the Bill, I shall take the opportunity to propose such Amendments as the rules of order allow perhaps to make the Bill a little clearer in its definition of the existing law. It is a Bill merely to consolidate and as such does not amend the existing law in any way or make even the minor corrections that might be allowed, but I am not sure that it expresses the existing law in the very best way. But that is a different point and I will not press it now.

Question put and agreed to.

Bill accordingly read a Second time.

Bill committed to a Committee of the whole House.—[Mr. Whitlock.]

Committee tomorrow.