HL Deb 03 December 1951 vol 174 cc703-4

4.8 p.m.

Order of the Day for the Second Reading read.


My Lords, I beg formally to move that this Bill be now read a second time.

Moved, That the Bill be now read 2ª.—(Earl Fortescue.)


My Lords, I should like to associate the Opposition with this Bill, the Second Reading of which has just been moved by the noble Earl. All of us who sat under Mr. Speaker Clifton Brown in another place know what splendid service he rendered, and we are all happy that this arrangement is being made.


My Lords, in the absence of my noble Leader, may I associate those who sit on these Benches with what the noble and learned Viscount has just said?

On Question, Bill read 2ª; Committee negatived.

Then, Standing Order No. XXXIX having been suspended (pursuant to the Resolution of November 29), Bill read 3ª and passed.