§ Order for Second Reading read.
§ 7.52 p.m.
§ The Solicitor-General (Sir Geoffrey Howe)
I beg to move, That the Bill be now read a Second time.
This is another Bill which is almost entirely consolidating but takes account of certain provisions recommended by the Law Commission. It has been through all its stages in another place. It has been the subject of an approving report by the Joint Consolidation Committee on 27th January this year, and the changes that it makes do nothing more than modernise existing provisions or sweep away outdated or unnecessary provisions.
§ Mr. Ronald King Murray (Edinburgh, Leith)
We on this side of the House welcome this as a useful consolidation Measure.
§ Question put and agreed to.
§ Bill accordingly read a Second time.
§ Bill committed to a Committee of the whole House.—[Mr. Eyre.]
§ Committee tomorrow.