HL Deb 01 April 2004 vol 659 cc1529-30
Lord Grocott

My Lords, before we start the Second Reading debate, I remind the House of the timings for the rest of the day. If Back-Bench contributions were around eight minutes, allowing for the Second Reading debate, the order and the Unstarred Question that follows, the House would rise by about half past eight. That is rather later than we would normally rise but is none the less acceptable to everyone with whom we have discussed the matter. I hope that that helps noble Lords.