25.76A Member of the Lords who is speaking may be interrupted with a brief question for clarification. Giving way accords with the traditions and customary courtesy of the House. It is, however, recognised that a Member may justifiably refuse to give way: for instance when they are in the middle of an argument, or to repeated interruption, or in time-limited proceedings when time is short. Lengthy or frequent interventions should not be made, even with the consent of the Member of the Lords speaking.1


  1. 1. HL Deb (1989–90) 515, cc 1094–98; ibid (1990–91) 525, cc 1279–83.