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– in the House of Lords at 3:20 pm on 23 October 2001.

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Photo of Lord Williams of Mostyn Lord Williams of Mostyn President of the Council, Privy Council Office, Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Lords 3:20, 23 October 2001

My Lords, I beg to move the Motion standing in my name on the Order Paper. It has been slightly amended for a legitimate purpose, which is to point out that, 50 years ago today, my old sparring partner the noble Lord, Lord Peyton of Yeovil, first became a Member of Parliament. In that time he has been a very considerable parliamentarian, something that is known to all in this House. I have never heard a criticism or complaint made against him, except that he has always been too tactful in asking questions.

Photo of Lord Peyton of Yeovil Lord Peyton of Yeovil Conservative

My Lords, I am extremely grateful to the noble and learned Lord. Had I realised that I would be surrounded by such warmth, I might have tabled a Question for the noble and learned Lord, Lord Falconer, who, to mark a special occasion, could then have answered it.

Moved, That Standing Order 40 (Arrangement of the Order Paper) be dispensed with today to allow the Motion standing in the name of the Lord Kingsland to be taken before the Report stage of the British Overseas Territories Bill [HL].--(Lord Williams of Mostyn.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.