HL Deb 08 May 2003 vol 647 c1226
The Lord Chancellor (Lord Irvine of Lairg)

My Lords, before business begins, I take this opportunity to inform the House that I will be undertaking a ministerial visit to Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia from Monday 19th to Thursday 22nd May, when the House will sit. Accordingly, I trust that the House will grant me leave of absence.