§ THE MINISTER OF STATE, FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE (BARONESS TWEEDSMUIR OF BELHELVIE)
My Lords, I understand that no Amendments have been set down to this Bill and that no noble Lord has indicated a wish to move a manuscript Amendment or to speak in Committee. Therefore, unless any noble Lord objects, I beg to move, pursuant to Standing 375 Order No. 45(2), that the Order of Commitment be discharged.
§ Moved, That the Order of Commitment be discharged.—(Baroness Tweeds-muir of Belhelvie.)
§ LORD DAVIES OF LEEK
My Lords, I think I am in order in speaking now. It is not inappropriate at this moment with regard to Sri Lanka, this jewel in the Indian Ocean, to say that many of us on both sides of the House wish success to this beautiful island in its future existence as a Republic.
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.