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Ten Minutes Rule

Volume 86: debated on Monday 11 November 1985

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3.50 pm

Before we proceed to the next business, I wish to make a short statement.

I remind hon. Members that the resolution limiting speeches to 10 minutes between 6 pm and 8 pm and 7 pm and 9 pm lapsed at the end of the last Session. I therefore have no authority to impose a limit until a new resolution has been passed. However, many hon. Members have signified their wish to take part in the debate that is to follow. I appeal to them—to all who are called—to limit themselves to 10 minutes throughout the day so that as many as possible can take part. I also appeal to the Front Benches to observe due restraint.