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Arrangement of Business

Volume 729: debated on Friday 15 July 2011

Announcement

My Lords, this debate is not time-limited, but if Back-Bench contributions other than that of my noble friend Lord Fowler were to be kept within seven minutes, the House would be able to rise by 3 pm. I am sure that all noble Lords, in preparing their contributions for today's debate, were conscious that there are ongoing police investigations into recent allegations about the news media. I am sure that they will have regard to those criminal investigations and will, in their comments today, make sure that they neither impede the investigations nor prejudice any potential trials.