HL Deb 05 February 1992 vol 535 cc265-6
The Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne

My Lords, with the leave of the House, I should like to say a word about the length of speeches in today's debate standing in the name of the noble Lord, Lord Cledwyn of Penrhos, to which your Lordships have agreed to apply a five-hour time limit. On the principle that the mover is allowed 20 minutes and that the Minister should rise to reply not less than 25 minutes before the scheduled end of the debate, all other speeches should not exceed 11 minutes. If any noble Lord should speak at greater length he would be doing so at the expense of other speakers in the debate.