§ Lord Alport
My Lords, I beg leave to withdraw the Straw and Stubble Burning (Control) Bill. If it is your Lordships' pleasure that it be withdrawn, then it will be immediately introduced for First Reading in the other place by my honourable friend the Member for Thanet. If, by any happy chance, it makes progress there and comes back to your Lordships' House, perhaps after a formal Second Reading your Lordships will have plenty of opportunity to consider it during its other stages. I feel that this is the best way to deal with it in the interests of the Bill; and, at the same time, perhaps it will save us from the experience we had last year of taking a lot of time in discussing the previous Bill only to find that it was killed instantly when it reached the other place. My Lords, I beg to move.
§ The Lord Chancellor (Lord Hailsham of Saint Marylebone)
My Lords, I think that my noble friend is asking leave to withdraw his Bill, and not to move.
§ The Lord Chancellor
My Lords, I think, again, that is out of order.
Is it your Lordships' pleasure that the said Bill be withdrawn?
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.
§ Bill, by leave, withdrawn.