HL Deb 29 February 1984 vol 448 cc1278-9
The Lord President of the Council (Viscount Whitelaw)

My Lords, I beg to move the Motion standing in my name on the Order Paper.

Moved, That the debates on the Motions in the names of the Baroness Burton of Coventry and the Lord Diamond set down for 7th March shall each be limited to 2½ hours and that Standing Order 34 and paragraphs 10 to 13 of the Rules for the Conduct of Short Debates set out in Appendix D to the Companion to Standing Orders shall apply to each debate.—(Viscount Whitelaw.)

Baroness Burton of Coventry

My Lords, as we are dealing with the business of the House and as the noble Viscount the Leader of the House is present, may I ask him whether he feels able, through the usual channels, to consider a debate on the report from the Commons Select Committee on Energy dealing with electricity and gas price rises, as this is of considerable concern to a great many people?

Viscount Whitelaw

My Lords, of course I respond at once to the noble Baroness by saying that her request will he considered through the usual channels. However, I do not believe that she would expect me to give a commitment at this stage.

On Question, Motion agreed to.