HL Deb 20 June 1988 vol 498 cc497-8

2.55 p.m.

Read a third time.

Lord Campbell of Alloway

My Lord, I beg to move that the Bill do now pass.

Moved, That the Bill do now pass.—(Lord Campbell of Alloway).

Lord Mishcon

My Lords, I wonder whether the House wishes to express a word of appreciation to the noble Lord, Lord Campbell of Alloway, for having steered this little Bill through the House. We have of course supported the Bill. I can only wish from these Benches that more publicity had been given to it and that it were widely known that in future poison pen letters will be subject to our criminal law.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Baroness Trumpington)

My Lords, perhaps I may join wholeheartedly with the noble Lord on the opposite Benches in what he has said. I hope that when this Bill passes unamended through another place more publicity will be engendered.

Lord Campbell of Alloway

My Lords, perhaps I may thank the noble Lord, Lord Mishcon, for that wholly unexpected and undeserved compliment and thank the noble Baroness for her co-operation and assistance during the passage of the Bill.

On Question, Bill passed, and returned to the Commons with an amendent.

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