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Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 2005

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 4:01 pm on 26th May 2005.

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Photo of Lord Glentoran Lord Glentoran Spokespersons In the Lords, Northern Ireland 4:01 pm, 26th May 2005

My Lords, this is the first opportunity that I have had to congratulate the Minister on his appointment both as Deputy Leader of your Lordships' House and a full-time Minister of State for Northern Ireland. I welcome him into the latter role in particular. He will have a full and difficult period, I am sure. He can look forward to support from this side of the House as long as he goes down the roads that we think are approximately right. When Her Majesty's Government cease to do that, I shall point it out strongly to him, as I am sure he will understand. Having said all that, I look forward to working with the Minister very much. I welcome the order.