§ Order of the Day for the Second Reading read.
§ THE LORD CHANCELLOR
My Lords, this Bill does not need many words from me. It empowers the Treasury to issue from the Consolidated Fund for the development of postal, telegraphic and telephonic. communication a further £35,000,000. The money will primarily be used for the purpose of developments required by our national war effort. I beg to move that the Bill be read a second time.
§ 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.