§ 2.37 p.m.
THE EARL OF ONSLOW
My Lords, it may be for the general convenience of your Lordships if I inform the House, before we begin the business on the Paper, that we shall hope to conclude the debate on Transport Policy before we rise this evening. There will be no adjournment for dinner, but dinner will be served from 7 p.m. onwards. On the last occasion when the House sat late considerable difficulty was experienced by several noble Lords, because unfortunately so many of your Lordships were not aware that it was advisable to notify the dining room early of your intention to dine. In the end, over 100 Peers arrived for dinner without notice, and it was hardly to be wondered at that the staff were somewhat overwhelmed.