HL Deb 19 July 2000 vol 615 cc1013-4

3.8 p.m.

Lord Carter

My Lords, it may be for the convenience of the House to know that the usual channels have agreed to a change in tomorrow's business. Owing to the number of Peers who wish to speak on the Second Reading of the Football (Disorder) Bill and other business tomorrow, the first Committee day of the Countryside and Rights of Way Bill has been postponed until next Tuesday, 25th July, which was to have been the second Committee day. Every effort is being made to ensure that all those with an interest in the Bill are made aware of this change.

Lord Henley

My Lords, I thank the Government Chief Whip for that wise and sensible statement. Perhaps I may put on record that we hope that all future statements from the Government about business management will be equally wise and sensible and that we shall have appropriate announcements in due course.

Lord Carter

My Lords, when the Opposition Chief Whip says that I am being wise and sensible I am very suspicious.