§ Order for Second Reading read.
§ 7.36 p.m.
§ Mr. David Stoddart (Lord Commissioner of the Treasury)
I beg to move, that the Bill be now read a Second time.
This Bill is the result of the work of the Law Commission on removing obsolete or spent Bills from the statute book. It covers a wide variety of subjects. The Bill is purely technical and contains nothing of substance. I should like to pay tribute to the work of the Joint Committee chaired by Lord Simon of Glaisdale in examining the Bill. I commend the measure to the House.
§ 7.37 p.m.
§ Mr. Edward Gardner (South Fylde)
The Bill implements the proposals of the Law Commission by sweeping away legal 113 deadwood of the past, and it is a measure which we warmly welcome. I join the Minister in congratulating Lord Simon and others on his Committee who were responsible for the joint report.
§ Question put and agreed to.
§ Bill accordingly read a Second time.
§ Bill committed to a Committee of the whole House.—[Mr. Dormant.]
§ Bill immediately considered in Committee; reported, without amendment.
§ Motion made, and Question, That the Bill be now read the Third time, put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 56 (Third Reading), and agreed to.
§ Bill accordingly read the Third time and passed, without amendment.