§ The LORD CHANCELLOR (Lord Hailsham of Saint Marylebone)
My Lords, I beg to introduce a Bill to con- 919 solidate certain provisions of the National Assistance Act 1948 and related enactments as they have effect as part of the law of England and Wales; and to repeal certain enactments which have ceased to have any effect. I beg to move that the Bill be now read a first time.
Moved, That the Bill be now read 1— (The Lord Chancellor.)
§ On Question, Bill read la, and to be printed.