Crime and Society: Lord Birt's Advisory Role

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:40 pm on 31st January 2001.

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Photo of Lord Bassam of Brighton Lord Bassam of Brighton Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Home Office 2:40 pm, 31st January 2001

My Lords, I believe governments stand to be advised by people with an interest in the subject. The noble Lord, Lord Birt, has an interest in this subject. I invite noble Lords to support that. It will give great aid to government formulation of policy.