HL Deb 12 October 2004 vol 665 c124
Lord Grocott

My Lords, I want to say the usual words about timing. As the House will have seen, there are 51 Back-Benchers down to speak on the Hunting Bill. I always give the warning that such calculations are not a scientific operation but more of an art. I can be no more specific than to say that if contributions from the Back Benches were around seven or eight minutes long, we would finish at around midnight. Just as a final reminder, it is worth considering that seven or eight minutes means around 1,500 words.

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