§ The LORD CHANCELLOR (Lord Elwyn-Jones)
My Lords, I beg to move that this Bill be now read a second time. It is a straightforward consolidation measure. It consolidates enactments from 19 different Statutes dating back to 1966. They are set out in Schedule 8 to the Bill. If your Lordships approve, the Bill will be referred to the Joint Committee in the usual way. My Lords, I beg to move.
§ Moved, That the Bill be now read 2a—(The Lord Chancellor.)
§ On Question, Bill read a and referred to the Joint Committee on Consolidation Bills.