HL Deb 28 November 1966 vol 278 cc477-8

My Lords, at a suitable moment after 3.30 p.m. my noble friend the Leader of the House will be making an interim Statement on Rhodesia. In view of the compliments to the Meteorological Office by the noble Lord, Lord Balfour of Inchrye, may I hazard my own forecast for this evening? I understand that the Committee stage of the Armed Forces Bill may take one hour and a half. In these circumstances, I am going to suggest to my noble friends who will be in charge of the Land Commission Bill that they should adjourn the consideration of that Bill at about quarter to six. The House should then go on to consider the Armed Forces Bill and, if my forecast is right, that should mean that after we have completed consideration of that Bill we could adjourn for dinner until approximately half-past eight. We could then proceed with our further consideration of the Land Commission Bill until about 10 p.m.