§ LORD SHACKLETON
My Lords, may I, with the leave of the House, since we were giving a ruling on the subject of First Readings and what we do on them, indicate that there are precedents, in very exceptional circumstances, not only for a debate on First Reading but occasionally for votes. I think noble Lords who are aware of the precedents, which I had occasion to study quite recently, know that it has been done only in very exceptional circumstances. It is conceivable that if the noble Lord, Lord Mitchison, introduces a Bill too often, at some point the House of Lords might refuse him. But I do not think he has reached that point.