§ The LORD CHANCELLOR (Lord Elwyn-Jones);
My Lords, I beg to introduce a Bill to promote the reform of the statute law by the repeal, in accordance with recommendations of the Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission, of certain enactments which (except in so far as their effect is preserved) are no longer of practical utility; and to facilitate the citation of statutes. My Lords, I beg to move that this Bill be now read a first time.
§ Moved, That the Bill be now read 1a—(The Lord Chancellor.)
§ On Question, Bill read 1a, and to be printed.