HL Deb 24 February 2003 vol 645 c81
The Lord Chancellor (Lord Irvine of Lairg)

My Lords, I take this opportunity to inform the House that I shall be attending ministerial and other meetings out of London on Tuesday and Wednesday. On Thursday, I shall be attending the enthronement of the new Archbishop of Canterbury. In those circumstances, I trust that the House will grant me leave of absence.