HL Deb 14 April 1993 vol 544 c1067
Lord Hesketh

My Lords, after the debate on drug and alcohol abuse and before the debate on the forestry industry, my noble friend Lady Chalker of Wallasey will, with the leave of the House, repeat a Statement that is to be made in another place on Bosnia.

With the leave of the House, I should like to say a word about the two debates standing in the names of the noble Lords, Lord McNair and Lord Taylor of Gryfe. As the mover is allowed 15 minutes and as the Minister should rise to reply not less than 20 minutes before the scheduled end of the debate, in the case of the debate in the name of the noble Lord, Lord McNair, the number of speakers is such that it is not necessary to propose any formal time limit. But I am sure that noble Lords will agree that it would conform with the spirit of these short debates if they would keep their speeches within the 15 minutes which apply to the mover of the Motion. In the case of the debate in the name of the noble Lord, Lord Taylor of Gryfe, it means that all other speeches should be limited to a maximum of five minutes. Should any noble Lord speak at greater length he would do so at the expense of subsequent speakers in the debate.