§ Order for Second Reading read.10.11 pm
§ The Solicitor-General (Sir Ian Percival)
I beg to move, That the Bill be now read a Second time.
By enacting the Bill we shall continue the process of tidying up the state of our legislation. The Bill repeals and replaces three Acts and brings into the one place parts of others. It is a pure consolidation measure. The Joint Committee, to which we are, as always, most grateful, has so certified.
§ Question put and agreed to.
§ Bill accordingly read a Second time.
§ Bill committed to a Committee of the whole House.—[Mr. Thompson.]
§ Bill immediately considered in Committee; reported, without amendment.
§ Motion made, and Question, That the Bill be now read the Third time, put forthwith pursuant of Standing Order No. 56 (Third Reading), and agreed to.
§ Bill accordingly read the Third time, and passed, without amendment.