§ Order for Second Reading read.
§ 7.50 p.m.
§ The Solicitor-General (Mr. Peter Archer)
I beg to move, That the Bill be now read a Second time.
The Bill consolidates enactments relating to insurance companies. By way of a change, the House will not be invited to consider today any stages beyond Second Reading, because there are two technical amendments to be moved to incorporate provisions of another Bill which is now before Parliament if that Bill reaches the Statute Book as at present expected. The concluding stages have been announced in the business for next week.
§ Mr. David Waddington (Nelson and Colne)
I rise only to thank the Solicitor-General for his courtesy in giving us forewarning of the way in which it was proposed to deal with the Bill. The Opposition understand that the two new clauses are purely formal and that the Committee stage will not take up a great deal of the time of the House on Tuesday next.
§ Question put and agreed to.
§ Bill accordingly read a Second time.
§ Bill committed to a Committee of the whole House.—[Mr. Pavitt.]
§ Committee upon Monday next.