§ Order of the Day read for the House to be put into Committee on re-commitment of the Bill.
§ Moved, That the House do now resolve itself into Committee.—(Viscount Gage.)
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.
§ House in Committee accordingly:
§ [The EARL OF ONSLOW in the Chair.]
§ Clauses 1 to 12 agreed to.
§ Clause 13 [Application to Scotland and Scilly Isles]:
Perhaps it would be convenient to your Lordships if I make the very few remarks I have to make on this Bill and the next two Bills on the Order Paper at this stage. The three Bills have been considered by the Joint Committee on Consolidation Bills. They have reported that with the Amendments which they propose to be made all three Bills are pure consolidation and are consistent with the present law. They draw particular attention to the fact that these Bills represent a much needed simplification of the existing law. Therefore, I move that the Amendments proposed by 196 the Joint Committee on Consolidation Bills to this Bill be agreed to en bloc.
§ Amendments moved—
§ Page 12, line 23, leave out (" or any other age ")
§ Page 12, line 24, leave out (" or other ")
§ Page 12, line 25, leave out (" as the case may be ") and at end of line insert (" and similarly with respect to the other ages ").—(Viscount Gage.)
§ On Question, Amendments agreed to.
§ Clause 13, as amended, agreed to.
§ Remaining clauses agreed to.
§ Schedules agreed to.