HL Deb 26 March 2001 vol 624 c30

4.24 p.m.

The Principal Deputy Chairman of Committees (Lord Tordoff)

My Lords, with the leave of the House, I shall now make a statement on the procedure to be followed in the Committee on the Hunting Bill to be debated this afternoon.

It has been agreed through the usual channels, after advice from the House authorities that, irrespective of the result of the vote on Amendment No. 1, Amendments Nos. 2 and 3 will be called. There will be an opportunity, therefore, to vote on all three amendments, none of which will pre-empt the subsequent vote on the clauses. Accordingly, the procedure will be as has been announced by the noble Lord, Lord Carter.

The Earl of Longford

My Lords, I wish to spend a few moments in an effort to provide a solution to the problems which are causing the House so much trouble.

Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton

My Lords, would my noble friend care to wait for a few moments? I think that he may have misjudged the timing.

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