HL Deb 25 October 1973 vol 345 cc744-5

3.19 p.m.


My Lords, I beg leave to ask Her Majesty's Government a Question of which my noble friend Lord Kennet has given Private Notice—namely, To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking towards a peace settlement in the Middle East, and if they will make a further Statement.


My Lords, with the leave of the House, my noble friend Lady Tweedsmuir of Belhelvie will answer this Question by making a Statement at a convenient moment after 3.30.

As your Lordships will see from the Order Paper, Prorogation is expected to take place this evening some time after 10 p.m. The exact time depends on business in another place, but I would ask as many noble Lords who can do so to return to the House about 10 o'clock in order that we may have a good attendance in the Chamber when the Royal Commission takes place. For the convenience of noble Lords, the Guest Room and the Bishops' Bar will be open during the evening.