HC Deb 13 December 1996 vol 287 cc585-6

Read a Second time.

Motion made, and Question proposed, That the Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House.—[Mr. Graham.]

Mr. Deputy Speaker (Mr. Michael Morris)

Before I leave the Chair, I have to make a short statement to the House. Occupants of the Chair have in the past deprecated proceeding at once from Second Reading to Committee if the Bill has only recently been printed. In this case, I should inform the House that the Bill was published yesterday, 12 December.

Question put and agreed to.

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.