My Lords, as your Lordships will know, I had a Question down on the Order Paper three months ago. I understand that it is for the general convenience of public business that that Question should be withdrawn. Now, by Private Notice, I will simply ask 909 Her Majesty's Government whether they have any statement to make concerning the Death Penalty (Abolition) Bill.
§ THE LORD CHANCELLOR (VISCOUNT KILMUIR)
My Lords, with the permission of the House, I hope to make a statement on that subject at a convenient time in the course of business this afternoon.