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§ THE LORD CHANCELLOR (LORD GARDINER)
My Lords, I beg leave to introduce a Bill to transfer the Court of Criminal Appeal's jurisdiction to hear appeals in criminal cases to the Court 128 of Appeal; to amend the law relating to such appeals in England and Northern Ireland and appeals to the Courts-Martial Appeal Court; to amend the provisions of the Army Act 1955 and the Air Force Act 1955 relating to the powers of confirming officers; and for connected purposes. I beg to move that this Bill be now read a first time.
§ Moved, That the Bill be now read 1a.—(The Lord Chancellor.)
§ On Question, Bill read 1a, and to be printed.