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§ THE LORD CHANCELLOR (LORD GARDINER)
My Lords, I beg to move that this Bill be now read a third time. This is a consolidating Bill, which consolidates all, or the relevant parts of, the Criminal Appeal Act 1907, the Costs in Criminal Cases Act 1952, the Administration of Justice Act 1960, the Criminal Appeal Act 1964, the Criminal Procedure (Insanity) Act 1964, the Criminal Appeal Act 1966 and the Criminal Justice Act 1967. The Special Orders Committee report that they have considered the Criminal Appeal Bill and have heard evidence thereon. The Committee have made certain Amendments which seem to them necessary to improve the form of the Bill and to bring the Bill into conformity with the existing law. They consider that the Bill, as amended, is pure consolidation and represents the existing law, and that there is no point to which the attention of Parliament should be drawn. My Lords, with our thanks to the Committee, 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.