§ 3.12 p.m.
§ THE LORD CHANCELLOR (LORD HAILSHAM OF SAINT MARYLEBONE)
My Lords, I beg to move that the Order of Recommitment be discharged. Before the House is asked to come to a decision I would remind the House that this is a Statute Law Revision Bill and that it is confined to the repeal of 235 obsolete, 1517 spent, unnecessary or superseded enactments, or parts of enactments. The Joint Committee has sat on the Bill and made two small amendments of a technical character in the Schedule and reported there was no point to which the attention of Parliament should be drawn. I understand no further Amendments have been set down, and no noble Lord has indicated a wish to move a manuscript Amendment or to speak in Committee. Unless any noble Lord objects, I beg to move that the Order of Recommitment be discharged.
§ Moved, That the Order of Recommitment be discharged—[The Lord Chancellor.)
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.
§ Then, Standing Order No. 44 having been suspended (pursuant to the Resolution of July 12), Bill read 3ª, and passed, and sent to the Commons.