§ THE LORD CHANCELLOR (LORD ELWYN-JONES)
My Lords, I beg leave to introduce a Bill to consolidate the Friendly Societies Acts 1896 to 1971 and certain other enactments relating to the societies to which those Acts apply with amendments to give effect to recommendations of the Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission. I beg to move that this Bill be read a first time.
Moved, That the Bill be now read 1a. —(The Lord Chancellor.)
On Question, Bill read 1a. and to be printed.