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House of Lords: Divisions

Volume 693: debated on Monday 2 July 2007

My Lords, it has been agreed that while the current security level is at critical, the time allowed for Divisions should be extended by three minutes to a total of 11 minutes. This is to allow for the extra time for Members’ cars entering the Palace of Westminster during Divisions to have any necessary security checks. This will apply for the remainder of this week. If the security level remains at critical, a further announcement will be made next week. The Lord on the Woolsack has the discretion under Standing Order 54(4) to delay the locking of the doors at the end of the Division and will exercise that discretion.