HL Deb 22 November 1977 vol 387 c762

3.5 p.m.

The LORD CHANCELLOR (Lord Elwyn-Jones)

My Lords I beg to move that this Bill be now read a second time. This is purely a consolidation measure and makes no changes in the present law. There are, however, certain corrections and minor improvements which require to be made to the existing legislation, and they are made in this Bill. Accordingly, the Bill comes within the provisions of the Consolidation of Enactments (Procedure) Act 1949, and I have caused a Memorandum to be laid before Parliament in accordance with that Act. I understand that the Joint Committee on Consolidation Bills is to consider this Bill early in December. I beg to move.

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.