§ The LORD CHANCELLOR
My Lords, I rise to move that this Bill be now read a second time. It is a conventional statute law revision Bill and it repeals therefore obsolete, spent, unnecessary or superseded enactments. Unlike a State Law (Repeals) Bill it does not seek to repeal provisions on the ground that they are of no practical utility. The Bill extends only to Northern Ireland. It will of course be considered in detail by the Joint Committee, and for that reason I do not wish to highlight any of its somewhat arcane provisions, except 13 to say that a superficial reading of it appears to me to lay finally to rest the dead bones of the old office of Lord Chancellor of Ireland. I beg to move.
§ On Question, Bill read 2a, and referred to the Joint Committee on Consolidation Bills.