§ The LORD CHANCELLOR
My Lords, I beg to move that this Bill be now read a second time. It consolidates the outstanding provisions of the Ministry of Supply Act 1939, and enactments and instruments amending those provisions, with amendments to give effect to recommendations of the Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission in their recent Report. If the House will allow me, I will not describe them in detail because they will be examined by the Joint Committee in the usual way. My Lords, I beg to move that this Bill be now read a second time.
§ Moved, That the Bill be now read 2a. —(The Lord Chancellor.)
§ On Question, Bill read 2a, and referred to the Joint Committee on Consolidation Bills.