§ 2.38 p.m.
§ Order of the Day for the consideration of Commons Amendments read.
§ THE JOINT PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY, MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES (THE EARL OF LISTOWEL)
My Lords, I beg to move that the Commons Amendments be now considered. I have consulted the noble Lords who have shown an interest in this Bill during its passage through the House, and the view they take about the Amendments which have been made in another place is that these Amendments are improvements in the Bill, which they do not wish to question. On the other hand, there may be other noble Lords who wish to question these Amendments or to ask for an explanation of a specific Amendment. With your Lordships' permission, however, perhaps I may move the Amendments en bloc.
§ Moved, That the Commons Amendments be now considered.—(The Earl of Listowel.)
§ THE LORD CHANCELLOR (VISCOUNT JOWITT)
My Lords, is it your wish that the Amendments should be taken together?
§ EARL DE LA WARR
My Lords, from the point of view of the general conduct of the Business of the House, I think it would be better to consider the Amendments clause by clause. I wholly agree with the noble Earl, Lord Listowel, that a great number of these Amendments are drafting Amendments, while the rest do, on the whole, meet the Opposition point of view.
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.