HL Deb 27 January 1993 vol 541 c1266

3.5 p.m.

The Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne

My Lords, I should like to say a word about this afternoon's debates standing in the names of my noble friends Lord Oxfuird and Lord Pearson of Rannoch. 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 debate in the name of my noble friend Lord Oxfuird, that means that all other speeches should be limited to a maximum of 10 minutes and in that of my noble friend Lord Pearson of Rannoch, 14 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.