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Arrangement of Business

Volume 753: debated on Thursday 27 March 2014


My Lords, we now have two debates during the rest of our sitting today. The first of those debates on the Budget is not time limited and colleagues will know that I have been keen to table government-led debates on a Thursday where we are not strictly time limited. The second is time limited. It is a Question for Short Debate, which may last only one and a half hours. It may therefore be helpful, particularly to those who are in the second debate, if I give an advisory speaking time on the Budget debate. We have 30 speakers for today’s debate on the Budget. If Back-Bench contributions were to be kept to 10 minutes then those on the QSD later could be assured that they would complete their work by 7 pm.