§ 3.26 p.m.
§ Order of the Day for the Third Reading read.
§ LORD MARLEY
My Lords, in saying farewell to this small Bill I wish to express my appreciation of the friendly discussion we have had, and of the cooperation we have received on all sides of your Lordships' House. I am hopeful that when it gets to another place there will be none of that controversial spirit which I seemed to detect in the Leasehold Property (Temporary Provisions) Bill with which we have just dealt. I should like to thank in particular the noble Lord, Lord Llewellin, who has helped us so much to improve the Bill during its passage through this House. I should like also to thank the various organisations who have helped us in a number of ways, and particularly the representatives of the Departments concerned, who were always ready to find the best and most satisfactory way of meeting our wishes and to make alterations. I am glad here, on behalf of the sponsors of the Bill, to say how much all this help is appreciated. I beg to move that the Bill be now read a Third time.
§ Moved, That the Bill be now read 3a.—(Lord Marley.)
§ LORD LLEWELLIN
My Lords, perhaps the noble Lord allow me to take this opportunity of apologising for not having been in the House during the Report stage, when two Amendments in my name were discussed. Unfortunately, I was unable to get away from what I was doing, but I know that my noble and learned friend Lord Simon put forward the Amendments better than I could have done. As Lord Marley knows, I did not intend to press either of the Amendments, but I pit them down in order to give him an opportunity of explaining things to us. I am grateful for the explanations he gave, and I think we can now let this Bill go its way.
§ On Question, Bill read 3a, with the Amendments, and passed, and returned to the Commons.