HL Deb 03 March 1981 vol 417 cc1357-8

5.32 p.m.

Lord Houghton of Sowerby

My Lords, I beg to move that this Bill be now read a third time. I need detain the House only for two minutes. I hope that your Lordships will send this Bill on its way to another place. I think that the most I can usefully say about this Bill in your Lordships' House has already been said. There are numerous other considerations regarding it which I think would be more appropriate to be dealt with in another place where constituency and other interests can be brought to bear upon any aspects of the Bill which might still be important in the minds of some people. For example, all the open air markets that I am aware of throughout the country will be in the constituencies of some Members of another place, and they will be able to judge the situation for themselves on the basis of local conditions and what they know of the treatment of animals in those markets.

Therefore, I thank all those who have taken part in the debates upon this Bill and I am grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Belstead, for the remarks that he made at the conclusion of the Committee stage of the Bill. I beg to move that the Bill be now read a third time.

Moved, That the Bill be now read 3a.—(Lord Houghton of Sowerby.)

On Question, Bill read 3a, and passed, and sent to the Commons.