§ 11.20 a.m.
§ THE MINISTER WITHOUT PORTFOLIO (LORD ABERDARE)
My Lords, I have it in command from Her Majesty the Queen to acquaint the House that Her Majesty, having been informed of the purport of the Local Government Bill, has consented to place Her prerogative 928 and interest, so far as they are affected by the Bill, at the disposal of Parliament for the purposes of the Bill.
§ THE PARLIAMENTARY UNDERSECRETARY OF STATE, DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT (BARONESS YOUNG)
My Lords, for reasons that my noble friend the Leader of the House explained yesterday, I beg to move formally that this Bill be now read a third time.
§ Moved, That the Bill be now read 3a.—(Baroness Young.)
§ On Question, Bill read 3a, and passed.