My Lords, I have to notify the House that the noble and gallant Lord, Lord Bramall, has indicated his wish to retire permanently from the service of the House. His retirement will take effect today. I am sure that the House will wish to join me in recognising the 26 years of service that the noble and gallant Lord has given to this House. Furthermore, the House will want to congratulate the noble and gallant Lord on taking this difficult but entirely praiseworthy step. On behalf of all noble Lords, I wish the noble and gallant Lord a very happy retirement.