1(In the UK) the first presentation of a bill to Parliament, to permit its introduction.
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- We are therefore very happy to support this bill through its first reading to the select committee stage.
- The Education Act should be ready for a first reading in the legislative assembly by February 2006.
- The bill has passed the first reading in the Legislature and will be forwarded for further review next month.
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