HL Deb 20 March 1924 vol 56 cc927-8

Order of the Day for the Second Reading read.


My Lords, this is a Bill which has been more than once before your Lordships and which, I think, would have passed into law before this time if it could have got through the other House. When it came before your Lordships on the last occasion, after having been considered by very numerous Committees and conferences, it was further submitted to a Joint Committee of the two Houses under the Chairmanship of a great legal authority on these points, Lord Sterndale. The Bill came back to the House from that Committee with certain minor Amendments in it. Now the Bill is in the same form as it was when your Lordships passed it last year. I think, in the circumstances, it is not necessary for me to say more, but merely to ask your Lordships again to give it a Second Reading.

Moved, That the Bill be now read 2a.—(Lord Parmoor.)

On Question, Bill read 2a and committed to a Committee of the Whole House.