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Lords Amendment

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 9:30 pm on 6th November 2002.

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Photo of The Earl of Listowel The Earl of Listowel Crossbench 9:30 pm, 6th November 2002

My Lords, I am tending to move towards the Government's position on the matter. However, sitting here and thinking about the process over the past few weeks, I feel increasingly angry—I may be wrong to do so—that, although the White Paper was so long ago, it is only towards the very end that we have started to think about how education and health provision would work out in the centres. It typifies our problem with thinking about children. For so many years—until recently—we gave children so little thought in the context of our care system, for instance.