§ The Earl of Swinton
My Lords, it may be for the convenience of the House if I announce that dinner will be available at the usual time of 7.30 this evening. The Report stage of the Telecommunications Bill will be adjourned at approximately half past seven for about one hour. During this adjournment the 1109 Committee stage of the Straw and Stubble Burning Prohibition Bill will be taken. If, as seems probable, the Committee stage is not completed within an hour, it will be adjourned and completed tomorrow after the two short debates.
It may also be for the convenience of the House to know that the Third Reading of the Prohibition of Female Circumcision Bill, which was to have been taken this afternoon, has been postponed until next Tuesday, 27th March.