HL Deb 23 June 1977 vol 384 cc763-4

3.35 p.m.


My Lords, I beg to move that this Bill be now read a first time. In moving this Motion may I make a Business Statement about the Bill. It has been agreed through the usual channels that this Bill should be taken through all its stages on Tuesday next. A Motion will be tabled tonight to suspend Standing Orders for that purpose. To enable Members of the House to have as much notice as possible for any Amendment they may wish to table, arrangements have been made for the Public Bill Office to receive and circulate Amendments tomorrow, as soon as the Bill is available in print.

Moved, That the Bill be now read 1a.—(Baroness Llewelyn-Davies of Hastoe.)


My Lords, may I ask the reason for the speed with which the Bill has to be taken?


Yes, my Lords. It is a matter of considerable importance in the financial world. It was taken through all its stages yesterday in another place and we hope to do the same thing in this House.

On Question, Bill read 1a, and to be printed.