§ Order of the Day for the House to be put into Committee read.
§ THE LORD CHANCELLOR (LORD HAILSHAM)
My Lords, I beg to move that the House do now resolve itself into Committee. I am aware that it is customary in your Lordships' House to allow an interval of a week between successive stages of a Bill, but I am asking your Lordships to be a little indulgent in this particular case for two reasons. The Bill is one that we are anxious to pass into law as soon as possible. Your Lordships will also remember that on the Motion for the Second Reading on Tuesday the Bill received support and commendation from all quarters of the House. There was no suggestion that it required amendment and, in fact, the greater part of the Bill has already passed your Lordships' House on at least two occasions, one of them as recently as last Session, and this Bill mainly reproduces in the same words the provisions that then met with your Lordships' approval. I hope that in those circumstances your Lordships will see your way to take the Committee stage this afternoon.
§ Moved, That the House do now resolve itself into Committee.—(The Lord Chancellor.)
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.
§ House in Committee accordingly: Bill reported without amendment.