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Reserve Forces (Safeguard Of Employment) Bill Lords

Volume 77: debated on Monday 15 April 1985

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Order for Second Reading read.

8.42 pm

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

Something seems to have prevented Members from being present to discuss this Bill, too. It is purely a consolidation measure which gathers together the provisions concerning reinstatement in civil employment of members of the reserve and auxiliary forces on completion of a period of whole-time service and the protection of the employment of those liable to such service.

The Bill has been considered by the Joint Committee on Consolidation Bills and, as ever, we are most grateful to that Committee for its labours. The Committee was content that the Bill, incorporating one amendment suggested by the Committee, constituted pure consolidation.

I commend the Bill to the House.

Question put and agreed to.

Bill accordingly read a Second time.

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.