HL Deb 28 January 1971 vol 314 c1065

My Lords, your Lordships will have noted with deep regret the sudden death of Lord Upjohn. This means that it will probably be necessary for my noble and learned friend the Lord Chancellor to sit judicially next week. Therefore it has been agreed through the usual channels that the Committee stage of the Wild Animals and Forest Law Bill should be taken after the Committee stage of the Misuse of Drugs Bill, instead of in front of it.


My Lords, I only wish to echo what the noble Earl has said in expressing deep regret at the death of Lord Upjohn. The consultations have clearly and satisfactorily covered this change of business. It was helpful for the noble Lord to make this statement, in view of the difficulties of circulating Whips.