HC Deb 07 August 1972 vol 842 c1448

Order for Second Reading read.

1.9 a.m.

The Solicitor-General (Sir Geoffrey Howe)

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

I trust that I may commend this to the House as being no more than a straightforward consolidation Bill. It is basically a consolidation of Part III of the Pharmacy and Poisons Act, 1933, as amended by Schedule 5 of the Medicines Act, 1968. There are some very small pure drafting improvements, but none which needs detain the House for any length of time. The Bill has been through all its stages in another place, and it was the subject of a favourable report without comment from the Joint Consolidation Committee on 5th July.

Question put and agreed to.

Bill accordingly read a Second time.

Bill committed to a Committee of the whole House.—[Mt. Murton.]

Committee this day.

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