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Arrangement of Business - Announcement

– in the House of Lords at 2:37 pm on 8th July 2019.

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Photo of Lord Fowler Lord Fowler Chair, House of Lords Commission, Lord Speaker 2:37 pm, 8th July 2019

My Lords, as noble Lords may remember, the House agreed to a Procedure Committee report on Tuesday 21 May, part of which related to the role of the Lord Speaker and the Deputy Speakers. As a result, we will now call on business currently called on by the clerks and certain items of business not currently called on by anyone at all, such as Private Notice Questions, Statements and Urgent Question repeats. The aim is to make our proceedings more understandable to those outside the Chamber and, I might add, perhaps to some of us inside the Chamber, too. The Deputy Speakers and I would appreciate noble Lords’ forbearance as we introduce these new duties. Let us start.