§ Order of the Day for the Second Reading read.
§ THE LORD CHANCELLOR
My Lords, in short explanation of this Bill I may say that the. Solicitors (Articled Clerks) Act, 1918, dealt only with persons who were serving. It is, of course, not unreasonable but necessary that provision should be made for articled clerks who have served at any time during the continuance of the war. With modifications, about which I need not trouble you now but which will be explained in Committee if necessary, that is the object of the Bill.
§ Moved, That the Bill be now read 2a.—(The Lord Chancellor.)
§ On-Question, Bill read 2a, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House.