§ LORD BESWICK
My Lords, with the leave of the House, I should like to make a further Statement about the Whitsun Recess. I undertook on March 19 to see whether a somewhat longer Recess was possible than the one that I then announced. Subject to the progress of business, it is now intended that we should 1109 rise on Thursday, May 21, and return on Monday, June 8.
May I also remind your Lordships that dinner arrangements have been made for tonight.
EARL ST. ALDWYN
My Lords, I am sure that the House will be grateful to the noble Lord, the Captain of the Gentlemen at Arms, for making that Statement. I hope that nothing will interfere with the plan that he has announced.