Olympic Games 2012: National Lottery

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:42 pm on 6th December 2005.

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Photo of Lord Davies of Oldham Lord Davies of Oldham Deputy Chief Whip (House of Lords), HM Household, Captain of the Queen's Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard (HM Household) (Deputy Chief Whip, House of Lords) 2:42 pm, 6th December 2005

My Lords, it is often suggested that problems in government occur because of collisions between departments—much reduced, of course, since joined-up government has been such a theme of the Labour Administration. I am sure my noble friend will recognise that getting priorities right is easier within a department which embraces the three concepts that the DCMS does than it would be if there were conflict between departments.