HL Deb 14 December 1978 vol 397 cc717-8

Read 3a; an Amendment (privilege) made.


My Lords, I beg to move that this Bill do now pass. I have very little to say except to wish the Bill well on its way. I know that there have been discussions as to the financial implications which are in progress and I hope that a satisfactory solution will be reached. I was hoping that we might hear from the noble and learned Lord the Lord Chancellor, who has so kindly given time to this matter. I had hoped that he was going to make a statement.


My Lords, perhaps it will be for the convenience of the House if I explain that my noble and learned friend the Lord Chancellor is in Cabinet.


My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness. In that case I shall undoubtedly be hearing from him. I beg to move.

Moved, That the Bill do now pass.—(Lord Teviot.)

On Question, Bill passed, and sent to the Commons.