§ 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.