§ Order of the Day for the Third Reading read.
§ Moved, That the Bill be now read 3a.—(The Lord Chancellor.)
§ LORD MUIR MACKENZIE
My Lords, may I ask the noble and learned Viscount on the Woolsack whether I am right in supposing that this Bill is intended to become an Act of Parliament, to receive the Royal Assent, and then to be referred, with the Consolidation Bill of the rest of the Judicature Acts, to the consideration of the Committee to which that Bill has been sent—that is to say, that the Consolidation of the Judicature Acts is to contain, and, indeed, to a great extent to be governed by, the provisions of the Administration of Justice Bill?
THE LORD CHANCELLOR
Yes, my Lord's, that is the desire of His Majesty's Government. One of the objects of the Bill is to make certain amendments in the practice with a view to their being embodied in the Consolidation Bill. One knows that no Bill escapes the keen attention of that Consolidation Committee. Therefore, we desire before the Committee meets and finally deals with the Consolidation Bill, to embody these amendments in the law.
§ On Question, Bill read 3a. Privilege Amendments made: Bill passed, and sent to the Commons.