HL Deb 25 February 1987 vol 485 c205

3 p.m.

Viscount Davidson

My Lords, after the end of the short debate on the dangers of the extremes of unilateral disarmament and escalation and before the short debate on prison conditions, my noble friend Lady Trumpington will, with the leave of the House, repeat a Statement that is being made in another place on health development, cancer screening and AIDS research.

I should like to say a word about the arrangements for this afternoon's two short debates standing in the names of the noble Lords, Lord Mayhew and Lord Donaldson of Kingsbridge. As is customary in short debates, the mover is allowed approximately 15 minutes, and the Minister should rise to reply not less than 20 minutes before the scheduled end of the debate. In the case of both short debates this means that all other speeches should be limited to a maximum of eight minutes. If any noble Lord should speak at greater length he would do so at the expense of subsequent speakers in the debate.