§ Order of the Day for the Third Reading read.
§ THE MINISTER OF STATE, SCOTTISH OFFICE (LORD STRATHCLYDE)
MY LORDS, I beg to move that this Bill be read a third time.
§ Moved, That the Bill be now read 3a.—(Lord Strathclyde.)
§ LORD MATHERS
My Lords, before we take final leave of this Bill, may I say how grateful I was to the noble Lord in charge of this Bill for the full description he gave of what it seeks to do? Having been in contact with those who are particularly affected by the Bill and its provisions, may I inform him how very gladly it was received, and how loud was their praise for the way in which it was introduced and also for the way in which it was generally received by this House. I was sorry not to be here to take part in discussions in which I was particularly interested, from the point of view of this House and the Church itself, and I am very grateful for what has been done. I hope for this measure a speedy and easy journey to the Statute Book.
§ On Question, Bill read 3a and passed, and sent to the Commons.