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Civil Aviation Bill Lords

Volume 24: debated on Friday 21 May 1982

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Order for Second Reading read.

12.46 pm

I beg to move, That the Bill be now read a Second time.

This is a pure consolidation measure, bringing together in one Bill the law relating to the Civil Aviation Authority, aerodromes, regulations on civil aviation, and the law governing aircraft. It does not change the law. We are grateful, as always, to the Joint Committee, which has considered the Bill in detail on our behalf and is satisfied that the Bill represents the existing law. It is a useful consolidation measure. I commend it to the House.

I shall not delay the House. In two sentences I can say that we share the feelings of gratitude which the Government have expressed to the Joint Committee and its Chairman. Certainly nothing will be done by the Opposition in any way to discourage the Government from bringing forward measures of consolidation on law reform.

Question put and agreed to.

Bill accordingly read a Second time.

Bill committed to a Committee of the whole House.— Mr. Gummer.

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.