HL Deb 20 November 1996 vol 575 c1255
The Lord Chancellor (Lord Mackay of Clashfern)

My Lords, before the commencement of business, I take the opportunity to inform the House that with the approval of Her Majesty the Queen I am to visit Strasbourg on Monday, 25th November. Accordingly, I trust that the House will grant me leave of absence on that day.