Thursday, 17 July 2008.
The Committee met at two o'clock.
[The Deputy Chairman of Committees (Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall) in the Chair.]
It has been agreed that should any of the Questions for Short Debate not run for their allotted hour this afternoon, the Committee will adjourn during pleasure until the end of the hour. Therefore, each of the Questions for Short Debate will start on the hour. If there is a Division, the Committee will adjourn at the sound of the Division Bell and resume after 10 minutes. The 10 minutes thereby lost from the debate will be added to the debate thereafter.