HC Deb 04 April 1979 vol 965 c1377

Order for Second Reading read.

6.18 p.m.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Law Officers' Department (Mr. Arthur Davidson)

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

This Bill and the other two Bills on the Order Paper, the International Monetary Fund Bill and the Prosecution of Offences Bill, are consolidation Bills. They in no way alter the existing law. As this stands an outside chance of being the last opportunity for any consolidation Bills to be introduced in this Parliament, perhaps I can pay tribute to the work of the Joint Committee and of the Law Commission.

Question put and agreed to.

Bill accordingly read a Second time.

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

Bill immediately considered in Committee; reported, without amendment.

Motion made, and Question, That the Bill be now read the Third time, put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 56 (Third Reading), and agreed to.

Bill accordingly read the Third time and passed, without amendment.