HL Deb 17 February 1970 vol 307 cc1080-1

3.24 p.m.


My Lords, I beg to move that this Bill be now read a third time.

Moved, That the Bill be now read 3a.— (The Lord Chancellor.)

On Question, Bill read 3a.


My Lords, I beg to move, That the Bill do now pass. The Report of the Joint Consolidation Committee on this Bill is in the following terms: The Committee have considered the Sea Fish Industry Bill and have heard evidence thereon. The enactments repealed in Part II and Schedule 6 to the Bill are repealed on the grounds that they are obsolete, spent, unnecessary or superseded. The Committee have made certain Amendments which they consider necessary to bring the Bill into conformity with the existing law and they consider that the Bill as amended is in all other respects pure consolidation and represents the existing law. They consider that there is no point to which the attention of Parliament should be drawn. My Lords, before we pass the Bill may I, on your Lordships' behalf, express our gratitude to the Joint Consolidation Committee for their work on the Bill? The noble Lord, Lord Airedale, was asking, a few months ago, when we were going to consolidate this legislation; because there are, I think, some 16 different Acts of Statutory Instruments. The noble Lord will now be satisfied and will not have to reproach us again. I beg to move.

Moved, That the Bill do now pass.— (The Lord Chancellor.)

On Question, Bill passed, and sent to the Commons.