My Lords, my right honourable friend the Leader of the House of Commons recently announced a February Lenten Recess for that House. It may be for the convenience of the House that I now do the same. I hope that we will be able to rise for a short recess at the end of business on Thursday 12 February and return on Monday 23 February 2015. I must emphasise that these dates are provisional and subject to the progress of business. That is of course the usual caveat for all our recess dates, but I must underline it on this occasion, for this will be the final recess in this last Session of the Parliament.
I hope that the House will also find it useful if I take the opportunity to highlight that this morning’s edition of Forthcoming Business advertises three more sitting Fridays before we rise for Christmas: 21 November, 5 December and 12 December.