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Volume 692: debated on Wednesday 6 June 2007

My Lords, the next debate is somewhat crowded for business of only one hour. The rules of the House dictate that speakers should have only two minutes each. We can stretch that to three minutes, the Minister having agreed to forego two minutes. However, I must insist that three minutes is three minutes; the moment “three” appears on the clock, the Member speaking will have to sit down for us to be in order.