§ 3.6 p.m.
§ Lord Williams of Mostyn
My Lords, I beg to move the Motion standing in my name on the Order Paper.
If noble Lords agree, the Northern Ireland Assembly (Elections and Periods of Suspension) Bill will come from the Commons tonight—probably after we have gone home, thanks to all the reforms that were recently introduced. No, it does not say that in my briefing. First Reading and Second Reading will take place tomorrow as first business. The Public Bill Office will be open to receive any amendments to that Bill from 10 a.m. tomorrow until either 5 p.m. or 30 minutes after the end of the Second Reading debate, whichever is the later.
Moved, That, if the Northern Ireland Assembly (Elections and Periods of Suspension) Bill is received from the Commons. Standing Order 47 (No two stages to he taken on one day) be dispensed with in respect of the Bill on Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th May; and that Standing Order 41 (Arrangement of the Order Paper) be dispensed with on Wednesday 14th May to allow the Bill to be taken before the Motion standing in the name of the Baroness Williams of Crosby.—(Lord Williams of. Mostyn.)
§ On Question. Motion agreed to.