HL Deb 01 July 1968 vol 294 c6

My Lords, it is intended to adjourn the Committee stage of the Transport Bill for a short time at about 7 p.m. in order to take the three Third Readings on the Order Paper. I hope that this will be helpful to those who are working hard on the Committee stage of the Transport Bill. It may then be for the convenience of the House if we finally adjourn our proceedings this evening, taking into account the difficulties outside, at about 10 p.m. Dinner will be available this evening between 7 and 8.30 p.m.


My Lords, I should like to thank the noble Lord, Lord Beswick, for outlining the arrangements for to-day. Certainly on this side it will be welcome to have a short break at about 7 o'clock. Is the noble Lord able to give us any idea as to how long this other legislation will take and when we might resume the Committee stage of the Transport Bill?


My Lords, I always find it difficult to say how long other noble Lords will speak on any matter, but I should have thought that it will take probably ten or fifteen minutes—not sufficiently long to have a meal, but it will be something of a break.