§ The LORD CHANCELLOR
My Lords, I rise to move that this Bill be now read a second time. As noble Lords will see from the Table of Derivations at the back of this Bill, its provisions derive from no less than 30 Acts of Parliament. It is accordingly, I hope, a most useful piece of consolidation which will, I believe, be greatly welcomed by local authorities, who are charged with the duty of carrying out these services. There are no changes in the law made by the Bill: it is therefore pure consolidation. If read a second time by your Lordships, this Bill will also be referred in the usual way to the Joint Committee. 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.