HL Deb 29 June 1984 vol 453 cc1188-9

49 [Printed earlier.]


Lord Elton

My Lords. I have already spoken to Amendments Nos. 49 and 50. I feel such a release at seeing the red light on the end of this train finally disappearing into the future that I want to thank noble Lords who have patiently stuck with it all the way through from First Reading, as it were, in this House. These are my last two amendments. I beg to move them in a sense of gratification and comradeship with all of your Lordships, wherever in the House you sit.

Moved, That this House doth agree with the Commons in the said amendments. —(Lord Elton.)

Lord Mishcon

My Lords, in answer to such a warm series of words, obviously it would be appropriate for me, standing where I do, to thank the noble Lord the Minister and indeed Members in all parts of this House who have co-operated on such an extremely difficult Bill. I hope that at the end of it we really understand it. Nevertheless, we have done our best, and possibly my last comment, today being the day after yesterday (which is rather an obvious remark), is that, we having recognised the wisdom of the Commons in many respects, one merely prays over this weekend that the Commons will realise the wisdom of the Lords.

Lord Mottistone

My Lords, may I, as a humble Back-Bencher, add my thanks to my noble friend on the Front Bench for having steered this Bill through this House with such skill and care. I should like to say what a pleasure it has been working with him on it.

On Question. Motion agreed to.