§ Lord Denham
My Lords, before moving that the House do now adjourn, I should like on behalf of my noble friends on this side of the House to wish a happy Easter and a pleasant and restful Recess to noble Lords in all other parts of the House. Also, on behalf of the whole House, I think, I should like to wish exactly the same to all the people who work at this end of the Palace of Westminister and who serve us so well and so patiently all through the sitting days.
§ Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede
My Lords, I should like to join the noble Lord the Chief Whip—this is the second time in two days that I seem to have joined him in debating matters—in the good wishes he has extended to all Members of the House for a restful Recess. I should particularly like to join him in his remarks concerning the members of the staff. In that I am sure we would include not only the members of staff who we see on the Principal Floor but the other members of staff who are working at all hours of the day and night to look after us, to ensure the security of the building and to ensure that we are fed during the not-so-late hours with which we have had to cope so far during this Session of Parliament. I hope that all your Lordships will have a peaceful Recess.
§ Baroness Seear
My Lords, we on these Benches should like also to wish everybody a very happy Easter. I think we are all ready for it. It is the latest Easter that I can remember and it has been a long road since Christmas. We are all very glad to be getting away. Of course we should also like to join in the thanks to the staff who attend in this Chamber. I should particularly like to mention the catering staff, who do an extremely good job and without whom life in this House would be very difficult indeed. We are very grateful to them.
§ House adjourned for the Easter Recess at a quarter before seven o'clock until Monday, 27th April.