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§ THE LORD CHANCELLOR (LORD DILHORNE)
My Lords, I beg to introduce a Bill to make provision with respect to the administration of justice in the metropolitan area; to provide for a lieutenant and deputy lieutenants for Greater London; to make fresh provision with respect to the indemnification of justices and their clerks, recorders and clerks of the peace; to make minor amendments of the law relating to the administration of justice in England and Wales and an amendment of Section 8 of the Justices of the Peace Act, 1949, extending to Scotland; and for connected purposes. I beg to move that the Bill be read a first time.
§ Moved, That the Bill be now read 1a.—(The Lord Chancellor.)
§ EARL ALEXANDER OF HILLSBOROUGH
My Lords, may I ask the noble and learned Lord whether this Bill will deal with either the ending or the replacement of the Lord Lieutenants of the County of Middlesex?
§ THE LORD CHANCELLOR
My Lords, I can answer the noble Earl only from memory. I think it does deal with that question.
§ On Question, Bill read 1a, and to be printed.