HL Deb 09 July 2003 vol 651 cc275-6
Lord Grocott

My Lords, it may be helpful if I make a couple of comments about today's business. After the Bill being presented for Third Reading by my noble friend Lord Corbett, a Statement on the skills strategy will be repeated by my noble friend Lady Ashton. The House will then go into Committee on recommitment on the Water Bill in respect of fluoridation. Once the Committee stage has finished, we will adjourn consideration of the Water Bill for at least two hours. During that time, we shall discuss the Scotland Act order and the Taxation (Information) Bill.

The adjournment of the Water Bill is to allow amendments to be tabled for Report on fluoridation. If amendments reach the Public Bill Office within the first hour of the adjournment, they can be distributed in time for Report. Assuming that amendments are tabled for Report, a Marshalled List will he made available in the Printed Paper Office at that stage. At the end of Second Reading of the Taxation (Information) Bill, or two hours after the end of the Committee on recommitment, whichever is the later, the House will consider the fluoridation clauses on Report. It is then intended that we shall proceed without adjournment to the Third Reading of the Water Bill.