§ Order of the Day for the Second Reading read
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE DUCHY OF LANCASTER (LORD CUSHENDUN)
My Lords, in asking you to give a Second Reading to this Bill, I should explain that it makes no alteration whatever in the law but is entirely for the purpose of consolidating existing Acts. There are a great number of relevant Statutes, stretching back over a hundred years, many of which are very complicated and obscure, and this Bill is for the purpose of consolidating those Acts. It consolidates the relevant parts of about twenty different Acts of Parliament. As I say, it makes no alteration in the existing law. Accordingly I ask your Lordships to give the Bill a, Second Reading.
§ Moved, That the Bill be now read 2ª.—(Lord Cushendun.)
§ On Question Bill read 2ª, and referred to the Joint Committee on Consolidation Bills.