HC Deb 05 November 1976 vol 918 c1802

Order for Second Reading read.

4.1 p.m.

The Attorney-General (Mr. S. C Silkin)

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

The Bill is pure consolidation and I do not think that it is necessary for me to go into it in detail. However, I should like to follow what was said in another place by my noble and learned Friend the Lord Chancellor, who took the opportunity on Third Reading of the Bill to express his appreciation of the work of Lord Simon of Glaisdale who is retiring at the end of this Session after four heavy and successful years as Chairman of the Joint Consolidation Committee. I add the thanks which I am sure are felt by hon. Members to those given by the Lord Chancellor.

Question put and agreed to.

Bill accordingly read a Second time.

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

Committee upon Monday next.