HL Deb 23 March 2000 vol 611 c406
Lord Carter

My Lords, for the convenience of the House I shall make a brief statement to announce the Whitsun Recess. Subject, as always, to the progress of Business, the House will sit at 11 a.m. on Thursday 25th May and rise for the Recess at the end of Business on that day. The House will return on Monday 5th June.

Lord Henley

My Lords, I thank the noble Lord the Government Chief Whip for giving us those dates, which the House will greatly welcome. Perhaps he could now give us the dates for the Summer Recess.

Lord Carter

My Lords, I fully expected that question. If my memory serves me rightly, last year the noble Lord, Lord Henley, asked me for the dates of the Summer Recess in February. Today is 23rd March so we are making some progress! It may surprise your Lordships to know that in the past few days I have not given much thought to the dates of the Summer Recess.