HL Deb 22 May 1985 vol 464 c293
Lord Denham

My Lords, it may be for the convenience of the House if I say a word at this point about the arrangements for this afternoon's short debates standing in the name of the noble Lord, Lord Parry, and my noble friend Lord Chelwood. It is customary in short debates that the mover is allowed approximately 15 minutes and that the Minister should rise to reply not less than 20 minutes before the scheduled end of the debate. In the case of the short debate in the name of the noble Lord, Lord Parry, that means that all other speeches should be limited to a maximum of 14 minutes, and in that of my noble friend Lord Chelwood, 10 minutes. If any noble Lord should speak at greater length it will be at the expense of subsequent speakers in that particular debate.