§ 2.20 p.m.
§ Order of the Day for the Third Reading read.
§ Moved, That the Bill be now read 3a.—(The Earl of Buckinghamshire.)
§ On Question, Bill read 3a.
§ THE EARL OF BUCKINGHAMSHIRE
My Lords, before moving that this Bill do now pass, I should like to take this opportunity of saying a few words of thanks: first, to your Lordships' House itself for the support it has given me on this Bill; to the noble Earl. Lord Waldegrave, for the support and assistance he has given me; and also to the members of the staff of the Ministry of Agriculture, for the assistance they have all given me. It has made my task much more easy, and I am grateful to everyone for the help I have received, both moral and otherwise. There is no doubt that the farming and forestry cooperatives are doing a good job of work, and with the reassurance of this Bill I hope that they will go from strength to strength. Once again, I commend this Bill to your Lordships' House, and I beg to move that the Bill do now pass.
§ Moved, That the Bill do now pass.—(The Earl of Buckinghamshire.)
§ LORD WISE
My Lords, before the Motion is put, I should like from this side of the House to join with the noble Earl in voicing my thanks for the manner in which the Bill was received when it was discussed here. There were two or three points which I personally raised in the discussion on Second Reading, but those points were easily cleared up afterwards through the good grace of the Ministry and the noble Earl opposite. I therefore wish to say that I endorse every word that has been said about this Bill, and I hope that it will be successful in operation.
§ On Question, Bill passed.