Report (1st Day)

Part of European Union Bill – in the House of Lords at 6:00 pm on 8th June 2011.

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Photo of Lord Stoddart of Swindon Lord Stoddart of Swindon Independent Labour 6:00 pm, 8th June 2011

I will make the point of order whether there are interruptions from other parts of the House or not. The noble Lord, Lord Triesman, said that we had had enough of this debate and that, when he got up, no other noble Lord would be able to speak. This is not in accordance with the Companion to the Standing Orders and Guide to the Proceedings of the House of Lords. If noble Lords turn to paragraph 8.139, on page 152, they will see that, as long as the House accepts that they should do so, noble Lords may speak until the Minister gets up. After this, there shall be no speeches. However, before the Minister or spokesman gets to his or her feet, with the permission of the House, any Member of the House may speak