HL Deb 21 December 1982 vol 437 cc925-6
Lord Denham

My Lords, at a convenient moment after 3.30 this afternoon my noble friend Lord Cockfield will, with the leave of the House, repeat a Statement which is to be made in another place on the European Community United Kingdom Budget Refund 1982.

It may be for the convenience of the House if I announce that dinner will be available at the usual time this evening. The Committee stage of the National Heritage Bill will be adjourned at approximately 7 p.m. for approximately one hour. During this adjournment the Second Reading and remaining stages of the Electricity (Financial Provisions) (Scotland) Bill and the Second Reading and remaining stages of the Lands Valuation Amendment (Scotland) Bill will be taken.

Lord Hatch of Lusby

My Lords, on a business matter, may I ask the noble Lord the Chief Whip whether the Government have any intention, before the Recess, of making a Statement on the security risks based on and emanating from the South African Embassy which were revealed in our courts last week?

Lord Denham

My Lords, I think that hardly comes under the heading of business as such. I have no knowledge of such a Statement to be made, but if there were to be one I would inform the House.