§ 6.58 p.m.
§ Order of the Day for the Second Reading read.
§ THE LORD CHANCELLOR
My Lords, this is the Bill which your Lordships may remember I mentioned when introducing the Town and Country Planning Bill as being a Bill which the Secretary of State for Scotland intended to introduce by extracting the Scottish parts of that Bill and re-enacting them in that form, a procedure which our predecessors, the Labour Government, did conveniently with the Bill in 1947. It therefore follows the procedure of a Consolidation Bill. I beg to move that the Bill be now read a second time.
§ Moved, That the Bill be now read 2a.—(The Lord Chancellor.)
§ On Question, Bill read 2a, and referred to the Joint Committee on Consolidation Bills.