HL Deb 14 January 1998 vol 584 c1056

3.8 p.m.

Lord Carter

My Lords, between today's two short debates, my noble friend Lady Jay of Paddington will, with the leave of the House, repeat a Statement that is to be made in another place on the food standards agency White Paper. I should like to take the opportunity to remind the House that the Companion indicates that discussion on a Statement should be confined: to brief comments and questions for clarification". There is a mandatory limit of 20 minutes from the end of the Minister's initial reply to the Opposition spokesmen.