HL Deb 02 July 1968 vol 294 c161

2.53 p.m.


My Lords, at the conclusion of this Business Statement my noble friend Lord Shepherd will be making a Statement on Nigeria. At a convenient moment after 3.30 my noble friend Baroness Phillips will be making a Statement on Aintree and the Grand National.

I thought it would be helpful if I said something about the further Business to-day. After consultations through the usual channels, we intend to adjourn the Committee stage of the Transport Bill at a convenient moment around 7 o'clock, when we shall take the Motions on cinematograph films and also the consideration of Commons Amendments and Commons Reasons in regard to the Countryside Bill. I hope that this will be a reasonable relief to those engaged on the Transport Bill. After that we shall resume consideration of the Transport Bill, and I expect we shall sit until around 10 p.m. Dinner will be available again this evening between 7 and 8.30 p.m.