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Business of the House: Debates Today

Volume 700: debated on Thursday 20 March 2008

My Lords, I beg to move the first Motion standing in my name on the Order Paper.

Moved, That the debate on the Motion in the name of Baroness Trumpington set down for today be limited to three and a half hours and that in the name of Lord Fowler to one and a half hours.—(Baroness Ashton of Upholland.)

My Lords, a date for this order was agreed through the usual channels more than a week ago. It has taken an awfully long time for the noble Baroness the Leader of the House to move this Motion.

My Lords, the Motion on the Order Paper that I have just moved is for the debates today, so I have no idea what the noble Lord is talking about.

My Lords, as I was saying, it has taken an awfully long time for this Motion to appear on the Order Paper, so that we can discuss it in the Moses Room on Tuesday. I was asking why.

My Lords, the Motion that I have just moved refers to the debates that are about to take place in the Chamber.