HL Deb 21 October 2002 vol 639 c1070

3 p.m.

Lord Grocott

My Lords, at a convenient time after 3.30 p.m., my noble friend Lady Symons of Vernham Dean will, with the leave of the House, repeat a Statement being made in the other place on Bali.

While I am on my feet, I also say that although I am aware of the conventions governing formal tributes, many noble Lords will have heard the sad news of the death of a splendid Member of this House, Lady Serota. She gave tremendous service to this House for more than 30 years, not least when she chaired the Select Committee on the European Communities. I know that I speak for everyone here when I express my most sincere condolences to all her family.

Noble Lords

Hear, hear.