Local Government Bill [H.L.]

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 8:31 pm on 6th December 1999.

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Photo of Lord Graham of Edmonton Lord Graham of Edmonton Chair of Labour Peers 8:31 pm, 6th December 1999

My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness for giving way. I do not disbelieve a word stated by the noble Baroness. However, what she says is so grotesque that I would be grateful if, before Committee, she could supply copies of the books she mentions. We shall then be able to look at them and no doubt will be as abhorred as she was. From her description it is both obscene and grotesque. I do not believe a word of it, from my experience. My noble friend Lord Harris spoke from his experience and I spoke from mine. Edmonton and Enfield may be different from Edgbaston and Birmingham. However, I can assure noble Lords that the issues raised in the noble Baroness's part of the world were certainly not raised in mine.