§ 3.7 p.m.
§ Lord Hesketh
My Lords, I must, first, apologise for the length of today's Business Statement. It may be for the convenience of the House if I outline the procedure to be followed on the Trade Union Reform and Employment Rights Bill today.
The House agreed last Thursday to recommit the Bill in respect of the amendment to insert a new clause before Clause 13. Amendments Nos. 1 to 11 on the Marshalled List which has been printed and made available to your Lordships will be debated in Committee.
On conclusion of Committee proceedings, with the leave of the House, my noble friend Lord Cranborne will repeat in the form of a Statement the answer to a Private Notice Question in another place on Bosnia. During that time, amendments may be tabled for the Report stage of the Trade Union Reform and Employment Rights Bill. Those amendments will be circulated in the usual way. The House will then proceed to receive the Report and take any amendments which may have been tabled and, on conclusion of the Report stage, will move directly to Third Reading. Amendments to be moved on Third Reading are marshalled on the list available to your Lordships, beginning on page 3 of that list.
It may also be for the convenience of the House to know that proceedings on the Trade Union Reform and Employment Rights Bill will be adjourned at about 7 p.m. for about one hour and that during the adjournment the Third Reading of the Disabled Persons (Services) (No. 2) Bill will be taken.