HL Deb 10 December 1986 vol 482 cc1149-50

2.55 p.m.

Lord Denham

My Lords, after the end of the short debate on the economic and social implications of the housing situation and before the short debate on AIDS, my noble friend Lady Trumpington will, with the leave of the House, repeat a Statement that is to be made in another place on Supplementary Benefit Mortgage Interest. With the leave of the House, I should like as usual to say a word about the two short debates standing in the names of the noble Lords, Lord Winstanley and Lord Kilmarnock. 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 Winstanley, this means that all other speeches should be limited to a maximum of seven minutes and, in that of the noble Lord, Lord Kilmarnock, to eight minutes. If any noble Lord should speak at greater length, it would be at the expense of subsequent speakers in the debate.