HL Deb 16 July 1981 vol 422 cc1437-8

7.38 p.m.

Viscount Colville of Culross

My Lords, I beg to move that the Commons amendments be now considered.

Moved, That the Commons amendments be now considered.—(Viscount Colville of Culross.)

The Lord Chancellor

My Lords, before I take the voices, perhaps I can say publicly what a great debt is owed by the House and the profession, and indeed the public, to my noble friend Lord Colville of Culross and to Mr. Norman Miscampbell in the other place. This is a useful Bill which would never have seen the light of day if they had not taken the labouring oar and, respectively, piloted it through each House. I think the thanks of the public are due to both of them.

Lord Boston of Faversham

My Lords, perhaps I could add my congratulations to those just expressed by the noble and learned Lord, and from these Benches join him in his tribute to the noble Viscount, Lord Colville of Culross, and to his honourable friend in another place, Mr. Miscampbell. They have indeed performed a very great service to Parliament, to the profession and to the public generally in steering this very valuable Bill through the two Houses.

Lord Foot

My Lords, may I associate my noble friends with what has been said in congratulation to the noble Viscount? He has performed a very valuable service. We endorse everything that has been said on that account.

On Question, Motion agreed to.