HL Deb 16 December 2003 vol 655 c1061

3.15 p.m.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs (Lord Filkin)

My Lords, on behalf of my noble and learned friend Lord Falconer of Thoroton, I beg to introduce a Bill to promote the reform of the statute law by the repeal, in accordance with the recommendations of the Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission, of certain enactments which, except in so far as their effect is preserved, are no longer of practical utility, and to make other provision in connection with the repeal of those enactments. I beg to move that this Bill be now read a first time.

Moved, That the Bill be now read a first time.— (Lord Filkin.)

On Question, Bill read a first time, and ordered to be printed.