HL Deb 06 March 1996 vol 570 cc299-300

3.6 p.m.

Lord Strathclyde

My Lords, after the debate on expenditure in universities and before the debate on developing countries, my noble friend Lord Lucas will, with the leave of the House, repeat in the form of a Statement an answer to a Private Notice Question in another place on the judgment of the European Court of Justice on fishing interests.

I should like to say a word about today's debates. In the first debate, other than the mover, Front Bench spokesmen and the Minister replying, speakers will be limited to eight minutes and in the second debate to nine minutes. Perhaps I may also remind your Lordships that when the digital clock shows eight minutes, the full eight minutes have elapsed and the speaker is already trespassing on the time of others.