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Volume 696: debated on Wednesday 21 November 2007

My Lords, we are about to resume the debate on the Second Reading of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill. It is important that I make clear the advisory Back-Bench speaking time, because we have had half the debate already and could not have different rules for the second half of the debate from those of the first. The advisory speaking time remains 10 minutes, which I hope will be rigorously observed. Before the Clerk calls the Second Reading, my noble friend Lord Darzi will, with the leave of the House, make a brief Statement.