HL Deb 03 April 1979 vol 399 cc1795-6

3.4 p.m.


My Lords, with the leave of the House, I think it may be convenient if I indicate briefly the order in which business will be taken today. The white Order Paper does not indicate the position of each item in the order of business, because Bills were not received from another place before the Order Paper was printed. I have therefore arranged for a typed version of the Order Paper to be placed in the Printed Paper Office. I shall not read out the whole list of our proceedings, unless any noble Lord wishes me to do so, but I should mention that two items which were on the Order Paper for today will not now need to be considered by this House. The Arbitration Bill was considered in another place yesterday and was unamended and therefore will not require further consideration by this House. It was decided in another place yesterday evening not to proceed with the Consents to Prosecutions Bill; consequently, this House will not have to consider the Bill.

My Lords, may I now add that, with the leave of the House, at a convenient moment after 3.30 p.m. my noble friend Lord Strabolgi will repeat a Statement being made in another place on the EEC Agricultural Ministers' Meeting held from 26th to 30th March.