§ 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.)1279
§ 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.