Friday, 12 May 2000
rose to move, That this House takes note of the Defence White Paper, published in December 1999 (Cm 4446).
Brought from the Commons; read a first time, and to be printed.
My Lords, I beg to move that the House do now resolve itself into Committee on this Bill. Moved, That the House do now resolve itself into Committee.--(Lord Pearson of Rannoch.)
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