§ Order for Second reading read.9.52 am
§ The Attorney General (Sir Michael Havers)
I beg to move, That the Bill be now read a Second time. This Bill consolidates the law relating to the General Dental Council and to the training, registration and disciplining of dentists and dental auxiliaries in the United Kingdom. It is a pure consolidation measure.
We have now considered a list of consolidation measures, and on behalf of the House I should like to express our gratitude to the Joint Committee on Consolidation &c., Bills which examines such measures in detail. Its detailed and conscientious deliberations make the task for the rest of us easier.
I also pay tribute to the Law Commission for its constant endeavours to keep the statute book in good order, in terms both of consolidating existing law and of pointing to improvements were necessary.
§ Question put and agreed to.
§ Bill accordingly read a Second time.
§ Bill committed to a Committee of the whole House.—[Mr. Major.]
§ 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. 58 (Third Reading) and agreed to.
§ Bill accordingly read the Third time, and passed, without amendment.