§ 3.35 p.m.
§ The LORD CHANCELLOR (Lord Hailsham of Saint Marylebone)
My Lords, I beg to move that this Bill be now read a third time.
§ Moved, That the Bill be now read 3a. —(The Lord Chancellor.)
§ Lord BLEASE
My Lords, I feel that it would be remiss of me if I did not take this opportunity to express from this side 1954 of the House our appreciation to the noble and learned Lord the Lord Chancellor and all those concerned for the very expeditious way that they have progressed this consolidation Bill. We feel that it should be warmly welcomed by all those in Northern Ireland who are interested in upholding justice and by those directly concerned with promoting community respect for law and order.
§ The LORD CHANCELLOR
I am very grateful indeed to the noble Lord, Lord Blease, for what he has just said.
§ On Question, Bill read 3a, and passed, and sent to the Commons.