§ Read a third time.
§ Moved, That the Bill do now pass.—(Lord Hayhoe.)
§ Lord Eatwell
My Lords, I believe that it is appropriate at the passage of this important Private Member's Bill, introduced in another place by Mr. French and managed so ably in your Lordships' House by the noble Lord, Lord Hayhoe, to draw attention to the fact that the measure was originally introduced in a slightly different form by my noble friend Lord Dubs. Perhaps I may congratulate my noble friend, the noble Lord, Lord Hayhoe, and Mr. French on the passage of a small but useful Bill which will bring considerable benefits to a number of building society account holders. It is also appropriate at this time to thank the Minister for his positive and constructive approach to the passage of the Bill and to hope that he will emulate his current conduct when we discuss a further building societies Bill later today.
§ Lord Henley
My Lords, the noble Lord will have to wait until later. With the exception of his thanks to me, perhaps I may echo what he said and give in return my thanks to him for his constructive approach to the Bill and offer again my congratulations to my noble friend Lord Hayhoe and to the noble Lord, Lord Dubs, on getting the Bill through.
§ On Question, Bill passed, and returned to the Commons with amendments.