HL Deb 23 January 1991 vol 525 c228

3.12 p.m.

Lord Denham

My Lords, after the short debate on GATT and before that on health and safety at work, 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 missile attack on Israel.

With the leave of the House, I should like to say a word about the two short debates standing in the names of the noble Lord, Lord Williams of Elvel, and the noble Baroness, Lady Turner of Camden. As the mover is allowed 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 the short debate in the name of the noble Lord this means that all other speeches should be limited to a maximum of six minutes and in that of the noble Baroness 11 minutes.

It may be right for me to remind the House that by the time the figures six and 11, respectively, appear upon the screen above, that speech has already exceeded its allotted time.