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Volume 684: debated on Friday 14 July 2006

My Lords, before we begin, I should like to give the usual advice about times. For the three debates today we have more than 30 speakers; if the maximum time for Back-Bench contributions were limited to 10 minutes, then we should finish by well before five o’clock, which is a bit later than we would normally finish. That is the guidance for today—a maximum of 10 minutes for Back-Bench speakers.