The Countryside

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:08 pm on 1st December 1999.

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Photo of Earl Ferrers Earl Ferrers Conservative 3:08 pm, 1st December 1999

rose to call attention to the countryside; and to move for Papers.

My Lords, at the outset, I should declare an interest. I live in the countryside and I am and always have been financially involved in agriculture and all that goes with it.

Perhaps I may also be allowed to express my gratitude to all those who, in this last curious election, cast their votes in such a way as to enable me to remain a Member of your Lordships' House: one of 42. I am deeply grateful.