HL Deb 18 July 1974 vol 353 cc1236-7

3.34 p.m.


My Lords, I understand that no Amendments have been set down to this Bill and that no noble Lord has indicated a wish to move a manuscript Amendment or to speak in Committee. Therefore, unless any noble Lord objects, I beg to move, pursuant to Standing Order No. 45(2), that the Order of Commitment be discharged.

Moved, That the Order of Commitment be discharged.—(Lord Popplewell.)


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 Carriage of Passengers by Road Bill, has consented to place her prerogative and interest, so far as they are affected by the Bill, at the disposal of Parliament for the purposes of the Bill.

Then, Standing Order No. 44 having been suspended (pursuant to Resolution):


My Lords, I beg to move that this Bill be now read a third time. I should like to add my thanks to all those people who have worked so intelligently and diligently with a view to giving effect to the Convention which means such a lot to our people travelling by road, bringing them into line with the objective of the Railway Act 1972. It is a very worthy object indeed. I extend my deep and sincere thanks to Mr. Wainwright in the other House for promoting the Bill, and to all those who have let it go through so speedily.


My Lords, I should like to congratulate my noble friend Lord Popplewell for presenting this useful Bill to the House. I should also like to thank noble Lords for the understanding with which they have received it. It obviously has the support of all noble Lords, and I am sure that you will give it a Third Reading.

Bill read 3a, and passed.