HL Deb 03 February 1988 vol 492 c1076
Lord Denham

My Lords, after the end of the short debate on the World Summit of Ministers of Health on AIDS and before the short debate on the case for more rapid progress towards the completion of the internal market of the EC by 1992, my noble friend Lord Caithness will, with the leave of the House, repeat a Statement that is to be made in another place on the Crown Suppliers.

With the leave of the House, I should like to say a word about the two short debates which stand in the names of the noble Lords, Lord Kilmarnock and Lord Ezra. 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 Kilmarnock, this means that all other speeches should be limited to a maximum of 12 minutes and in that of the noble Lord, Lord Ezra, to eight minutes. If any noble Lord were to speak at greater length, it would be at the expense of subsequent speakers in that debate.