HL Deb 27 January 1997 vol 577 c967

3.7 p.m.

Read a third time.

The Earl of Halsbury

My Lords, I beg to move that this Bill do now pass.

I thank all those who, by their support, allowed the Bill to reach this stage in time to be sent on its way to the other place and, it is to be hoped, beat the timetable before the next general election. I particularly thank those noble and learned Lords who helped me with its drafting in the first place and the extra-parliamentary organisation, CARE, perhaps better known to your Lordships as the Nationwide Festival of Light, which helped me with a great deal of the detail.

Moved, That the Bill do now pass.—(The Earl of Halsbury.)

On Question, Bill passed, and sent to the Commons.