§ Order for Second Reading read.
§ 8.6 pm
§ The Solicitor-General (Sir Nicholas Lyell)
I beg to move, That the Bill be now read a Second time.
This Bill, like the water consolidation Billls, is a consolidation Bil with amendments to give effect to the Law Commission recommendations which are contained in the Commission's report on the Bill. The purpose of the Bill is to consolidate the Deer Act 1963—which has been amended extensively over the years—and the Deer Act 1980.
During its passage in another place, the Bill was referred to the Joint Committee on Consolidation Bills. The Committee reported that the recommendations of the Law Commission were necessary to produce a satisfactory consolidation of the law and that, in all other respects, the Bill was pure consolidation. The House will wish to express its gratitude to the Law Commission for its work on the Bill.
§ Question put and agreed to.
§ Bill accordingly read a Second time.
§ Bill committed to a Committee of the whole House. —[Mr. Sackville.]
§ 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. 75 (Third Reading) and agreed to.
§ Bill accordingly read the Third time and passed, without amendment.