§ 3.25 p.m.
§ THE LORD CHANCELLOR (LORD ELWYN-JONES)
My Lords, I beg to move that this Bill be now read a second time. It is a pure Consolidation Bill. It consolidates the outstanding provisions of the Solicitors, Public Notaries, Etc. Act 1949, the Solicitors Act 1957 and various enactments amending that Act, the Solicitors Act 1965, and the Solicitors (Amendment) Bill which is now before Parliament. The Bill will be referred to the Joint Committee in the usual way and I beg to move.
§ Moved, that the Bill be now read 2a. —(The Lord Chancellor.)
§ LORD HAILSHAM OF SAINT MARYLEBONE
My Lords, may I congratulate the noble and learned Lord the Lord Chancellor on a much needed piece of consolidation.
On Question, Bill read 2a, and referred to the Joint Committee on Consolidation Bills.