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Volume 489: debated on Wednesday 28 October 1987

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My Lords, with the leave of the House, I should like to say a word about the two short debates standing in the names of the noble Lords, Lord Lovell-Davis and Lord Carter. As is customary in short debates, the mover is allowed approximately 15 minutes, and the Minister should rise to reply not less than 20 minutes before the scheduled end of the debates. In the case of the short debate in the name of the noble Lord, Lord Lovell-Davis, this means that all other speeches should be limited to a maximum of 10 minutes and in that of the noble Lord, Lord Carter, to six minutes. If any noble Lord should speak at greater length, it would inevitably be at the expense of later speakers in the debate.