HL Deb 21 February 2005 vol 669 cc989-90
Baroness Amos

My Lords, I beg to move the second Motion standing in my name on the Order Paper.

Moved, That consideration of the report of the Select Committee on Economic Affairs on Monetary and Fiscal Policy: Present Successes and Future Problems, in Grand Committee today shall be limited to three hours.—(Baroness Amos.)

Lord Barnett

My Lords, may I ask my noble friend why it has been found necessary to time limit this important and indeed historic new debate in the Moses Room? Undoubtedly the time will be met, given the unfortunately small number of speakers, but why has it been time limited?

Baroness Amos

My Lords, noble Lords will be aware that Grand Committee cannot last for more than four hours.

On Question, Motion agreed to.