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Business of the House

Volume 741: debated on Friday 14 December 2012

Timing of Debates

That Standing Order 40 (Arrangement of the Order Paper) be dispensed with on Monday 17 December to allow the Motion that this House takes note of recent developments in the European Union standing in the name of Baroness Warsi to be taken before the Second Reading of the European Union (Croatian Accession and Irish Protocol) Bill.

My Lords, I beg to move the Motion on the Order Paper standing in the name of my noble friend Lord Strathclyde.

Motion agreed.

Arrangement of BusinessAnnouncement

My Lords, 29 speakers have signed up to speak in today’s debate. If Back Bench contributions are kept to around nine minutes, the House should be able to rise at about the normal time for a Friday, which is three o’clock.