§ The Lord Chancellor (Lord Irvine of Lairg)
My Lords, I beg leave to introduce a Bill to amend Section 12 of the Magistrates' Courts Act 1980; to make further provision in relation to certain criminal proceedings in magistrates' courts about the proof of previous convictions and orders; and for connected purposes. I beg to move that this Bill be now read a first time.
§ Moved, That the Bill be now read a first time.—(The Lord Chancellor).
§ On Question, Bill read a first time, and to be printed.