§ 2.55 p.m.
§ Amendments reported (according to Order).
§ Then, Standing Order No. 41 having been suspended (pursuant to Resolution):
§ THE MINISTER OF STATE, SCOTTISH OFFICE (LORD STRATHCLYDE)
My Lords, I beg to move that this Bill be now read a third time. The contents of the Bill will be fresh in the minds of your Lordships, and I do not think I need say anything further about it. However, I should like to take this opportunity of thanking the Joint Committee who gave such careful consideration to the Bill. I beg to move.
§ Moved, That the Bill be now read 3a.—(Lord Strathclyde.)
§ On Question, Bill read 3a.
§ Amendments (privilege) made: Bill passed, and sent to the Commons.