HL Deb 30 November 1987 vol 490 c813
The Lord Chancellor (Lord Mackay of Clashfern)

My Lords, I understand that no amendments have been set down to this Bill and that no noble Lord has indicated a wish to move a manuscript amendment or to speak in Committee. Therefore, unless any noble Lord objects, I beg to move that the order of recommitment be discharged.

Moved, That the order of recommitment be discharged.—(The Lord Chancellor.)

Lord Elwyn-Jones

My Lords, perhaps I may thank the members of the Consolidation Committee for the work they put in on the Bill. This is not a unique consolidation, but perhaps it is appropriate from time to time for the House to express its gratitude to those applying their minds to such arduous and often difficult labours.

The Lord Chancellor

My Lords, I speak for the committee, since I was its chairman until recently. I am sure that the gratitude of noble Lords is much appreciated. I see that my immediate predecessor as chairman of the committee, the noble and learned Lord, Lord Brightman, is in his place. I am sure he is equally grateful.

On Question, Motion agreed to.