HL Deb 02 February 1971 vol 314 c1139

My Lords, in moving that this Bill be now read a third time, perhaps I may take the opportunity of thanking the House for permitting me to postpone the remaining stages of this Bill and the Report stage of the Attachment of Earnings Bill, which follows, in order to enable me to sit upstairs in the Appellate Committee. As your Lordships now realise, this was an emergency measure necessitated by the illness, unfortunately immediately afterwards fatal, of my noble and learned friend Lord Upjohn. I may be sitting in the Appellate Committee again to-morrow, depending on the state of Cabinet affairs. If I am not on the Woolsack to-morrow, the House will understand why, as the appeal is not yet complete. 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, and passed, and sent to the Commons.