HL Deb 09 September 2003 vol 652 c149

3.12 p.m.

Lord Williams of Mostyn

My Lords, with your Lordships' leave, I shall make a brief statement about business on Friday and Monday. The usual channels have agreed that I may move the Second Reading of the Northern Ireland (Monitoring Commission) Bill on Friday 12th September. The Bill will come after Second Reading of the Dealing in Cultural Objects (Offences) Bill and the Legal Deposit Libraries Bill. The usual channels have also agreed that we may take the remaining stages on Monday 15th September, so I shall move the necessary business Motion on Friday.

The order of business proposed for Monday will therefore be: Questions; Committee stage of the Northern Ireland Bill; Committee stage of the Criminal Justice Bill; dinner break business, which consists of two Northern Ireland orders; Report stage and Third Reading of the Northern Ireland Bill; and then, if time allows, further proceedings on the Criminal Justice Bill.

Amendments for Committee stage may be tabled now, in advance of Second Reading, and up to 4 p.m. on Friday or half an hour after the end of Second Reading, whichever is the later. Amendments for Report may be tabled on Monday between the end of Committee stage and 7 p.m. I am most grateful to the usual channels, and of course to all Peers with an interest in Northern Ireland, for their usual co-operation.

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