Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 4:00 pm on 10th October 2002.

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Photo of Lord Carlisle of Bucklow Lord Carlisle of Bucklow Conservative 4:00 pm, 10th October 2002

My Lords, I support the amendment. This morning, I indulged myself in the pleasant occupation, which is probably much followed and well known to Members of your Lordships' House, of looking through yesterday's Hansard to read one's own contributions. When I got to mine, which is at col. 294, I found to my horror that throughout my short intervention I spoke about attendance centres rather than accommodation centres. I wish to correct my mistake and to assure the House that I was well aware that the debate was about accommodation centres and not attendance centres.

I add this one thought: the fact that I made the same mistake five times in a speech of less than one column's length leads me sadly to the conclusion—and I am sure that it is the right one—that since nobody intervened to correct me, nobody thought that anything I said was worth listening to at all.