HC Deb 24 April 1998 vol 310 c1150

Read a Second time.

Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 63 (Committal of Bills),

That the Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House.—[Mr. Mike Hall.]

Question agreed to.

To be immediately considered in Committee.

Mr. Deputy Speaker

I have a short statement to make. 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 only yesterday, on 23 April.

Bill immediately considered in Committee; reported, without amendment; read the Third time, and passed.