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Arrangement of Business

Volume 727: debated on Wednesday 25 May 2011


My Lords, I hope that it does not come as too big a surprise that President Obama of the United States of America is due to give an address to Members of the two Houses later today in Westminster Hall. The security arrangements for the President’s arrival mean that we must adjourn our proceedings by 1.30 pm at the latest. We can, of course, resume after the President’s departure, at about 5 pm. If the Committee would prefer not to do so, it must complete the Marshalled List by 1.30 pm. I think and suspect that Divisions are unlikely, but it may be for the convenience of the Committee to know that the latest time at which the Committee could divide on the only group of amendments and rise by 1.30 pm would be 1.10 pm.