§ 3.28 p.m.
§ The LORD CHANCELLOR
My Lords, I beg to move that this Bill be now read a second time. It is a consolidation measure which incorporates amendments to give effect to recommendations of the Scottish Law Commission. It consolidates a number of enactments relating to adoption in Scotland, and makes no change in the existing law. If your Lordships approve, the Bill will be referred to the Joint Committee on Consolidation Bills, which will consider it and make its report to the House in due course. My Lords, 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.