§ 3.1 p.m.
§ Moved, That the draft order laid before the House on 24 November be approved.—(Baroness Amos.)
§ Lord Marlesford
My Lords, I apologise for raising a small point, but I have read through this order and would like to ask the Leader of the House what additional staff and what additional public spending will he required as a result of this order.
§ Baroness Amos
My Lords, I understand that it is not anticipated that there will be additional staff because what is being required in Northern Ireland is a rationalisation. There will be some initial additional funding, but in the longer term the running costs will decrease, so we are not anticipating substantial additional funding as a result of this order.
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.