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Photo of Baroness Ashton of Upholland Baroness Ashton of Upholland President of the Council, Privy Council Office, Leader of the House of Lords and Lord President of the Council (Privy Council Office) 11:37 am, 24th January 2008

My Lords, I beg to move the Motion standing in my name on the Order Paper.

Moved, That the debate on the Motion in the name of Lord Fowler set down for today shall be limited to four hours and that in the name of Lord Forsyth of Drumlean to one and a half hours.—(Baroness Ashton of Upholland.)

Photo of Lord McNally Lord McNally Leader, House of Lords, Spokesperson in the Lords, Ministry of Justice, Liberal Democrat Leader in the House of Lords

My Lords, will the noble Baroness the Lord President join me in congratulating the noble Baroness, Lady Anelay, on being elected last night as Channel 4's Peer of the Year? But doesn't she also find the concept of a popular Chief Whip a contradiction in terms?

Photo of Baroness Ashton of Upholland Baroness Ashton of Upholland President of the Council, Privy Council Office, Leader of the House of Lords and Lord President of the Council (Privy Council Office)

I certainly will; my Lords; I have already given the noble Baroness a card with a star on it, for she surely is one. We have no difficulty on our Benches with the concept of a popular Chief Whip. I'm sorry if you do.

On Question, Motion agreed to.