§ The LORD CHANCELLOR
My Lords, I beg to move that this Bill be now read a second time. Like the Bill to which your Lordships have just given a Second Reading, this, too, is a pure consolidation Bill consolidating the Oaths Act 1838 and the Oaths Acts 1888 to 1977. These Acts also include provisions as to solemn affirmations. The Bill makes no change in existing law. 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.