§ 2.44 p.m.
§ Order of the Day for the Third Reading read.
§ LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
My Lords, in moving that this Bill be now read a third time, I should like to thank the Home Office for the kindness that they have shown over this little measure, and also to thank the Chairman of Committees for the fact that he passed 22 Amendments in four minutes, which I think is a remarkable achievement, possibly a record. It is odd how the significance of words changes over the years. If 25 years ago you had said to somebody that you were "going to the dogs" it would have had an unpleasant significance, but to-day it means only that you are going to spend a pleasant evening watching greyhounds racing. I beg to move that the Bill be now read a third time.
§ Moved, That the Bill be now read 3a.—(Lord Brabazon of Tara.)
§ On Question, Bill read 3a, with the Amendments, and passed, and returned to the Commons.