§ 3.25 p.m.
The Lord Privy Seal (Viscount Cranborne)
My Lords, I beg to move the Motion standing in my name on the Order Paper.
§ Moved, That Standing Order 38 (Arrangement of the Order Paper) be dispensed with on Thursday 20th October to enable the Motion standing in the name of the Lord Simon of Glaisdale to be taken before the Motion standing in the name of the Earl Russell and the Motion standing in the name of the Earl Russell to be taken before the Motion standing in the name of the Lord Avebury.—(Viscount Cranborne.)
§ Lord Simon of Glaisdale
My Lords, perhaps I may express my appreciation to the noble Viscount the Lord Privy Seal for having moved this Motion. The Resolution in question stands in my name because one name only may be attached to a Resolution. In fact throughout it has been a project with the noble Lord, Lord Peyton of Yeovil.
We originally tabled the Resolution as the first Motion tomorrow because it was thought at the time that it might be challenged by the Government and that that would ensure a discussion before a full House. It now appears that the Resolution is acceptable to the Government and we have received representations from a number of quarters that it would be more convenient for your Lordships to take the matter on 20th October.
It merely remains for me respectfully to express my appreciation to the noble Viscount the Leader of the House for the way in which he has handled the matter in the interests of the House.
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.