§ 2.49 p.m.
§ Order of the Day for the Third Reading read.
§ Moved, That the Bill be now read 3a.—(Lord Lindgren.)
§ On Question, Bill read 3a.700
§ Moved, That the Bill do now pass.—(Lord Lindgren.)
§ LORD SOMERS
My Lords, before this Bill is passed may I say a few words of very warm congratulation and thanks to Her Majesty's Government for the way in which they have helped and expedited the passage of this Bill. Everybody knows that it is often a difficult and slow fight to get into legislation these matters which are of importance to those of us who feel strongly about the subject. The way in which the stages of this Bill have been passed has been extremely gratifying to us all.
§ LORD HILTON OF UPTON
My Lords, I am sure we are all grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Somers, for what he has said. I am sure the whole House would wish to thank and congratulate my noble friend Lord Lindgren on the expeditious way in which he has managed to get this very important Bill through all its stages in this House. The Bill is very worth while; it has the support of the Government, and I am sure that it will receive the wholehearted support of this House.
§ On Question, Bill passed.