HL Deb 05 November 1976 vol 376 c1730WA

asked the Leader of the House:

What is the practice of the House when a Lord who has not put his name on the list of speakers for a debate wishes to take part in it.


Each list of speakers consists of a sequence of names punctuated by a gap immediately before the winding-up speaker or speakers. A Lord whose name does not appear on the list but who wishes to speak is entitled to do so. He should rise as soon as the last speaker preceding the gap has concluded his speech. It is for the convenience of the House that a Lord whose name is not on the list should, whenever possible, give notice of his intention to speak to one of the Whips or to the Clerk at the Table so that his name can be added to the list in manuscript. A special responsibility rests upon the first winding-up speaker to ensure that he does not rise until he is satisfied that no other Lord still wishes to speak.

House adjourned at six minutes past four o'clock.