§ 3.13 p.m.
§ LORD BOWLES
My Lords, I beg to move that this Bill be now read a third time. In moving this Motion I should like to thank the noble Lord, Lord Drumalbyn, for his courtesy and co-operation at the earlier stages of the 239 Bill, which I believe now is generally acceptable.
§ Moved, That the Bill be now read 3a. —(Lord Bowles.)
§ LORD DRUMALBYN
My Lords, may I thank the noble Lord for his kindly reference to myself? I would also thank the Government for the co-operation they have shown; and, what is more important, coupled with my gratitude is the gratitude of the friendly societies and their members for what has been done.
§ On Question, Bill read 3a, and passed, and sent to the Commons.