THE EXPIRING LAWS BILL, 1923—FIRST STAGE.

I wish to ask leave to introduce the Expiring Laws Bill, which keeps alive the Acts which would, in the ordinary course, expire at the end of this month. It will be observed that the title differs from the usual title, "Expiring Laws Continuance Bill." The reason is that in this Bill we propose to make permanent a few of the non-controversial Bills which have been repeated for a number of years, and which it is thought would be made permanent now.

Motion put, and agreed to.
Second Stage ordered for Tuesday, 11th December, 1923.