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The Earl of Halsbury: My Lords, it would be wrong for me at this late hour to detain your Lordships further by answering all the points that have been made with respect to the merits or demerits of my amendment. I shall not bandy legalisms with the noble Lord, Lord Hutchinson of Lullington. I said that there were two types of lawyer: he identified himself as one of them. I can only refer him to the noble and learned Lord, Lord Scarman, whom I have identified as one of the other.

The time has come for me to test the opinion of the House, after thanking everyone who has contributed to the debate. I commend the amendment to the House.

11.24 p.m.

On Question, Whether the said amendment shall be agreed to?

Their Lordships divided: Contents, 25; Not-Contents, 14.

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Annaly, L.
Ashbourne, L.
Blatch, B.
Brentford, V.
Caldecote, V.
Carnock, L.
Crawshaw, L.
Dean of Harptree, L.
Durham, Bp.
Elton, L.
Fitt, L.
Griffiths of Fforestfach, L.
Halsbury, E. [Teller.]
Harvington, L.
London, Bp.
Longford, E.
Masham of Ilton, B.
Nickson, L.
Palmer, L.
Peterborough, Bp.
Renton, L.
Robertson of Oakridge, L.
Ryder of Warsaw, B.
Saltoun of Abernethy, Ly. [Teller.]
Trumpington, B.


Addington, L.
Avebury, L.
Beaumont of Whitley, L.
Hutchinson of Lullington, L. [Teller.]
Hylton, L.
McIntosh of Haringey, L. [Teller.]
McNair, L.
Monkswell, L.
Rea, L.
Seear, B.
Sefton of Garston, L.
Strafford, E.
Thomas of Walliswood, B.
Tope, L.

Resolved in the affirmative, and amendment agreed to accordingly.

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        House adjourned at twenty-eight minutes before midnight.

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