§ 3.35 p.m.
§ House in Committee (on Recommitment) (according to Order).
§ House resumed: Bill reported without further Amendment; Report received.
§ Then, Standing Order No. 41 having been suspended (pursuant to the Resolution of July 26):
§ THE LORD CHANCELLOR (LORD GARDINER)
My Lords, I beg to move that this Bill be now read a third time. This is a Consolidation Bill, I think the twelfth of this Session, and as usual your Lordships are much indebted to the Members of your Lordships' House who serve on the Joint Consolidation Committee on Consolidation Bills, but particularly perhaps to the noble and learned Chairman and the noble Viscount, Lord Colville of Culross, who I think has given special attention to this Bill.
This is a 1949 Act consolidation. The Committee have reported that they have considered the Bill; that no representation was received by the Committee with respect to the Memorandum setting forth the corrections and minor improvements 1354 of the law proposed in the Bill. The proposals were approved by the Committee without alteration. The Committee have made certain Amendments which they have considered necessary to improve the form of the Bill. The Committee are of opinion that the Bill consolidates the existing law with such corrections and minor improvements as can properly be authorised under the Consolidation of Enactments (Procedure) Act 1949, and they consider that there is no point to which the attention of Parliament ought to be drawn. I beg to move.
§ Moved, That the Bill be now read 3a.—(The Lord Chancellor.)
§ On Question, Bill read 3a, and passed, and sent to the Commons.