HL Deb 28 July 1971 vol 323 c405

My Lords, in view of the very long list of speakers down to speak to-day on the Common Market, I think it may be for the convenience of the House if the Codes on the welfare of farm animals were not taken to-night. If your Lordships are agreeable, I propose that we should consider those Codes on Wednesday of next week.

It may also be for the convenience of the House if I suggest that to-morrow we should continue the Committee stage of the Immigration Bill until half past eight, and after that take the Civil Aviation Bill.


My Lords, I have heard it said that if the Codes of welfare which it is proposed to apply to animals were applied to this House we should not be sitting as late as we are. I am sure that the revised programme which the noble Earl suggests will commend itself.