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§ The Lord Chancellor (Lord Hailsham of Saint Marylebone)
My Lords, I rise to move that this Bill be now read a second time. It is a pure consolidation Bill. It brings together in one enactment the principal enactments relating to the British Steel Corporation: that is, the Iron and Steel Act 1975, the Iron and Steel (Amendment) Act, 1976, and the Iron and Steel Act 1981. If given a Second Reading, this Bill will be referred in the ordinary way to the Joint Committee. I beg to move.
§ Moved, That the Bill be now read a second time. —(The Lord Chancellor.)
§ On Question, Bill read a second time, and referred to the Joint Committee on Consolidation Bills.
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