The Lord Chancellor: Leave of Absence

– in the House of Lords at 2:30 pm on 27th September 2000.

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Photo of Lord Irvine of Lairg Lord Irvine of Lairg Lord Chancellor, Lord Chancellor's Department, Lord Chancellor 2:30 pm, 27th September 2000

My Lords, before business begins, I take the opportunity to inform the House that I am to preside over the annual ceremonies marking the opening of the legal year on Friday, 29th September, when the House will sit. Accordingly, I trust that the House will grant me leave of absence.