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Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:00 am on 18 November 2005.

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Photo of Lord Grocott Lord Grocott Chief Whip (House of Lords), HM Household, Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms (HM Household) (Chief Whip, House of Lords) 11:00, 18 November 2005

My Lords, just before we start the Second Reading, perhaps I may make a suggestion about timing. We have quite a bit of business today, and we have a target rising time of four o'clock. We should meet that comfortably if the Back Bench contributions on the first debate were restricted to about 10 minutes.