§ THE LORD CHANCELLOR (Lord HALSBURY),
in moving the Second Reading of this Bill, said that it was supplementary to the Measure passed in 1892. It gave short titles to all public general Acts passed since 1706, which had not already been given short titles, except such as were omitted from the Revised Edition of the Statutes by reason of their local or personal character. Clause 2 gave collective titles to some groups of Acts not already included in the second schedule to the Act of 1892. In some cases, when the greater part, but not the whole, of an Act had been repealed, the section giving the short title had by inadvertence been included in the repeal. The object of clause 3 was to provide that in such cases the Act might continue to be cited by the short title so given, notwithstanding the repeal. For the sake of convenience the Act of 1892 was repealed by clause 4, and its provisions were embodied in the present Bill.
§ Bill read 2a.