HL Deb 16 June 1997 vol 580 cc1073-4

3 p.m

Lord Richard

My Lords,I beg to move the Motion standing in my name on the Order Paper Moved, That the provisions of Standing Order 38(4) be dispensed with on Thursday 19th June to allow the Motion in the name of the Earl Russell to be taken before that in the name of the Baroness Hogg.—(Lord Richard.)

Lord Boyd-Carpenter

My Lords, having declared an interest as the father of the noble Baroness, Lady Hogg, why is it thought necessary to alter the order of batting?

Lord Richard

My Lords, Standing Orders give precedence on days other than Wednesdays to Select Committee reports over Motions for Prayers, such as that tabled by the noble Earl, Lord Russell. It has been agreed through the usual channels that, for the convenience of the House, the Prayer of the noble Earl, Lord Russell, should be taken before the debate on the Select Committee report in the name of the noble Baroness, Lady Hogg. This Motion does nothing more than to give effect to that agreement. It has no general application and I assure the noble Lord that no discourtesy is intended to his daughter.

On Question, Motion agreed to.