§ 3.18 p.m.
§ THE LORD CHANCELLOR
My Lords, this Bill is a straight Consolidation Bill and therefore if your Lordships give it a Second Reading it will go to the Joint Consolidation Committee in the usual way. It is a Bill which consolidates the relevant provisions of the Agricultural Marketing Act 1931; the Herring Industry Act 1935; the Herring Industry Act 1938; the Herring Industry Act 1944; the Statutory Instruments Act 1946; the White Fish and Herring Industries Act 1948; the Sea Fish Industry Act 1951; the Northern Ireland (Sea Fish Industry) Order 1951; the White Fish and Herring Industries Act 1953; the Transfer of Functions (Ministry of Food) Order 1955; the White Fish and Herring Industries Act 1957; the Sea Fish Industry Act 1959; the Sea Fish Industry Act 1962; the Northern Ireland Act 1962 and the Sea Fisheries Act 1968. I hope your Lordships will agree that this seems a fairly clear case for consolidation, and I beg to move that the Bill be now read a second time.
§ Moved, That the Bill be now read 2a.—(The Lord Chancellor.)
§ On Question, Bill read 2a, and referred to the Joint Committee on Consolidation Bills.