§ 4.10 p.m.
EARL ST. ALDWYN
My Lords, I think it would be for the general convenience of the House if I made an announcement of the arrangements to be made through the usual channels for our Foreign Affairs debate next week. It will be necessary to ask the House to meet at 11.30 a.m. on Monday and to sit through lunch, as we shall have to rise on that day at about five o'clock to permit the final preparations to be completed for the State Reception to the competitors at the Commonwealth Games, which is to be held in the Royal Gallery at six o'clock. If the Foreign Affairs debate has not been completed by the time the House rises on Monday, it will be adjourned until 11.30 the next day, Tuesday, when we shall hope to finish it before 2.30. This would not disturb the present arrangements for the Second Reading of the Finance Bill that afternoon, which is the occasion for an Economic Debate.