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Arrangement of Business

Volume 767: debated on Tuesday 1 December 2015


My Lords, with the leave of the House, it may be helpful if I make a brief business statement regarding our proceedings tomorrow.

Following discussion in the usual channels, we propose to postpone the first day in Committee on the Welfare Reform and Work Bill and arrange in its place a debate on the Government’s proposals for action in Syria. The debate, which in this House would be on a take-note Motion, would start after Oral Questions and we intend that it should conclude before the House of Commons vote on the Government’s proposals. A speakers list is already open in the Government Whips’ Office. The list will close at 11 am tomorrow, at which time we will also communicate an advisory speaking time.

I hope that these arrangements will commend themselves to the House.