Arrangement of Business — Announcement

– in the House of Lords at 5:21 pm on 29th April 2009.

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Photo of Lord Bassam of Brighton Lord Bassam of Brighton Chief Whip (House of Lords), HM Household, Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms (HM Household) (Chief Whip, House of Lords) 5:21 pm, 29th April 2009

My Lords, as the House has had an opportunity to debate during Question Time the update on the swine flu outbreak, the usual channels have now agreed not to repeat the Statement in this House. I should advise noble Lords that, as a result of that, if Back-Bench contributions to today's Second Reading debate are kept to no more than 10 minutes rather than the eight minutes I advised earlier, the House should rise not long after the target rising time of 10 pm.