§ Lord Carter
My Lords, I am happy to say that I have some news which I hope the House will welcome. When I announced the dates of the February break last week, it had been agreed with the usual channels that the House might sit on Friday 15th February. During the course of this week, however, it has been possible to rearrange the business that had been arranged for that day. As a consequence, I am happy to announce that, subject, as always, to the progress of business, we shall now rise a day earlier for our February break. The House will sit at 11 a.m. on Thursday 14th February and rise at the end of business that day, returning on Monday 25th February. The dates that I announced last week for the Easter and Whitsun Recesses remain unaltered.