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Arrangement of Business

Volume 744: debated on Wednesday 24 April 2013


My Lords, I think there has been a little confusion tonight with regard to what may happen tomorrow. I know that we are getting to a particularly critical moment as we reach 10.39 pm, and I thought it might be of assistance to those who serve this House so well if I remind noble Lords of my earlier announcement with regard to Prorogation. With the Government’s business for this Session being certain, I was able to announce that the House will prorogue late afternoon tomorrow. The reason that I am not able to give a precise time is quite simply that we have to wait for the other place to complete its business. I can now speed up. We will convene at 11 am for Questions and a debate on the Maastricht convergence criteria will follow. I then expect to adjourn the House during pleasure, and we will reconvene for Prorogation in the afternoon.