HL Deb 18 November 2004 vol 666 c1609
Lord Grocott

My Lords, I shall try to keep the House as informed as I can about what is happening today, although it is never completely clear. I can make one thing absolutely clear: after the Civil Contingencies Bill, we shall go straight to the Pensions Bill. Thereafter it is less predictable, because, as ever, we shall be waiting to see what happens in the Commons on various things. Of course, it depends on what we do on those two Bills.

The bad news is that the rest of the day will be unpredictable. There may well be adjournments, which many noble Lords are familiar with from previous occasions, while we await messages from the Commons. But the good news is that it has to finish today.