HL Deb 21 June 1989 vol 509 c223

2.57 p.m.

Viscount Long

My Lords, 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 Baronesses, Lady Ewart-Biggs and Lady Turner of Camden. 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 debates. In the case of the short debate in the name of the noble Baroness, Lady Ewart-Biggs, this means that all other speeches should be limited to a maximum of six minutes and in that of the noble Baroness, Lady Turner of Camden, to 12 minutes. If any noble Lord should speak at greater length, it would be at the expense of subsequent speakers in the debate.

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