HL Deb 21 May 1997 vol 580 c379
The Lord Chancellor (Lord Irvine of Lairg)

My Lords, before the commencement of business, I take the opportunity to inform the House that I am to attend a meeting with the Prime Minister and the Cabinet on Thursday morning, 22nd May 1997, when the House will sit. Accordingly, I trust that the House will grant me leave of absence.