§ Order for Second Reading read.1.28 am
§ The Solicitor-General for Scotland (Mr. Nicholas Fairbairn)
I beg to move, That the Bill be now read a Second time.
The Bill is a consolidation measure which incorporates certain amendments to give effect to the recommendations of the Scottish Law Commission. It consolidates certain enactments relating to education in Scotland and, apart from the amendments that are intended to remove certain minor anomalies in existing law, the Bill makes no changes to it.
I commend the Bill to the House.
§ Mr. Deputy Speaker (Mr. Bernard Weatherill)
The Question is, That the Bill be now read a Second time.
§ Question put and agreed to.
§ Bill accordingly read a Second time.
§ Bill committed to a Committee of the whole House.—[Mr. Jopling.]
§ Bill immediately considered in Committee.
§ [Mr. BERNARD WEATHERILL in the Chair]
§ The Chairman
To save the time of the House, I propose to put the Question on the clauses and the schedules en bloc.
The Quesion is, That clauses 1 to 137 stand part of the Bill.
§ The Chairman
If the right hon. Gentleman persists in shouting "No", I shall have to put the Questions separately.
§ Mr. Harrison
On a point of order. Mr. Deputy Speaker. When the Question was put on the earlier business. I shouted "No." My shouts were ignored. As a Member of this House, I feel that I have to make my representations, having shouted "No" before. This is the only method that I have to make those representations, and, because I was ignored earlier when I shouted "No", I am entitled to shout "No" to this proposal in order to register my protest.
§ Clause 1 ordered to stand part of the Bill.
§ Clauses 2 to 137 ordered to stand part of the Bill.
§ Schedules 1 to 6 agreed to.
§ Bill 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.