HL Deb 13 March 1973 vol 340 cc157-8

My Lords, I very much regret that Hansard and some of the other Parliamentary papers we receive in the normal course of events are not available to your Lordships in their usual form. This is a result of the consequences of industrial action affecting the Parliamentary Press. As your Lordships will have noticed, steps have been taken to produce to-day's Order Paper, and limited quantities, but I hope adequate quantities, of the report of our proceedings yesterday, (Hansard), can be obtained from the Printed Paper Office. I much regret any inconvenience caused to noble Lords, and I should like to give the assurance that I will naturally do all I can to mitigate that inconvenience.


My Lords, I suppose we are pretty well trained in your Lordships' House to the sudden cessation of our essential papers. The chief difference is that when I was sitting in the place of the noble Earl I was constantly harassed by the then Opposition, who refused to understand my problems, whereas I understand the noble Earl's problems very well and I am sure he is doing his best for us.


My Lords, I should like to say how very much we appreciate the arrangements made, by whoever is responsible.