HL Deb 06 February 1945 vol 134 c912

Order of the Day for receiving the Report of Amendment read.

2.6 p.m.


My Lords, I beg to move that this Report be now received.

Moved, That the Report be now received.—(The Lord Chancellor.)


My Lords, I am sorry to interrupt the business of the House, but I only want to say a word in support of this Bill, because I was not able to be here on the day of the Second Reading. It seems to me such an admirable measure and one so very much needed in correcting a very grave injustice in our law, which has lasted far too long. I think our thanks are very much due to the Government for having taken this matter up, and to the Lord Chancellor himself for having moved in it. I hope he will not be weary in well doing and that he will try to correct a great many other very grave injustices. I hope also that the Government will see to it that this Bill has as eventful and successful a career in another place as it has had here, and that they will not allow it to be crowded out by matters of greater splendour but less importance.

On Question, Motion agreed to: Amendment reported accordingly.