HL Deb 12 February 2004 vol 656 c1210

11.35 a.m.

Lord Davies of Oldham

My Lords, at a convenient moment after 1.15 p.m., my noble friend Lord Whitty will, with the leave of the House, repeat a Statement that is being made in another place on the common agricultural policy.

While I am on my feet, I also draw attention to the fact that we have a long list of distinguished speakers in the next debate. Normally, the House aims to rise a little earlier on the day before a recess. If we aim to finish at six o'clock, Back-Bench speeches would need to be restrained to eight minutes. If they take 10 minutes, we will not finish before seven o'clock.