HL Deb 20 November 1991 vol 532 c901
Viscount Davidson

My Lords, with the leave of the House, and as the clock shows 30 minutes, I should like to say a word about the two debates standing in the names of the noble Lord, Lord Allen of Abbeydale, and the noble Baroness, Lady Warnock. 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 both debates this means that all other speeches should be limited to a maximum of eight minutes. If any noble Lord were to speak at greater length he would be doing so at the expense of subsequent speakers in that debate.