§ 3.19 p.m.
§ Lord Strathclyde
My Lords, I should like to say a word about today's debates standing in the names of the noble Lords, Lord Borrie and Lord Clinton-Davis. In the first debate, other than the mover, Front-Bench spokesmen and the Minister replying, speakers will be limited to eight minutes. In the second debate, other than the mover and the Minister replying, speakers will be limited to 13 minutes.
I should remind your Lordships that if any noble Lord were to speak at greater length he would be doing so at the expense of subsequent speakers in the debate.