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Volume 670: debated on Monday 14 March 2005

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My Lords, with the leave of the House, following the speech of the noble Baroness, Lady Harris of Richmond, my noble friend Lord Triesman will repeat a Statement that is being made in another place on the Commission for Africa report.

As the House will know, the Second Reading debate has attracted 38 Back-Bench speakers. If each contribution were to last about seven minutes, the House should rise at around eleven o'clock; eight minutes and the House should rise by half-past eleven.