HL Deb 01 May 1962 vol 239 cc964-5

2.38 p.m.


My Lords, I beg to move that this Bill be now read a third time. In so doing, may I say that in my speech on the Second Reading of this Bill I made a statement which I now find was incorrect? I should like to apologise to the House and to correct it, for the purpose of the records. I stated, correctly, that under Standing Order 94 the Chairman of Committees has power to move a Resolution that a Private Bill be referred to a Committee of the Whole House; but I went on to say, incorrectly, that the last occasion when this had been done was in 1882. I found later that same afternoon that I was wrong, and that in fact in the year 1939 the then Chairman of Committees, Lord Onslow, moved (and it was carried) that the National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty Bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House. I just wanted, for the purposes of the records, to correct my former statement. I beg to move.

Moved, That the Bill be now read 3ª. — (Lord Merthyr.)

On Question, Bill read 3ª, and passed, and sent to the Commons.