Animal Health Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:38 pm on 7th October 2002.

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Photo of Lord Peyton of Yeovil Lord Peyton of Yeovil Conservative 3:38 pm, 7th October 2002

My Lords, before the Minister sits down, do the Government have any intention of allowing noble Lords other than those on the Front Benches to have a copy of the very extensive and complicated Statement he has made? Going at the speed he did, the Minister was asking much too much of most of us if he expected us to digest this very detailed Statement. It would be quite unfair to the House—and especially to the Back-Benchers who had no notice of what he was going to say—to continue any discussion on the Bill until a copy of the Statement has been made available to all noble Lords.