Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 1:58 pm on 2 March 2006.

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Photo of Lord Elton Lord Elton Conservative 1:58, 2 March 2006

My Lords, the noble Baroness says that the consultations were undertaken with the police authorities only, as I understand it. However, West Mercia consulted 126 bodies, according to the noble Lord, Lord Bradshaw, of which 123 came out against the proposals. Did any of that opposition come through to the consultation that her right honourable friend had?