Committee (1st Day)

Part of Cohabitation Bill [HL] – in the House of Lords at 5:45 pm on 30th April 2009.

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Photo of Lord Henley Lord Henley Shadow Minister, Justice 5:45 pm, 30th April 2009

I am very grateful for the repeated promotion of my status in the peerage, but I assure the noble Lord, Lord Lester, that I am a mere Baron like him, and I have not risen to the dizzy heights of a Viscount. Before the noble Baroness, Lady Farrington, intervenes, it is open to the noble Lord to speak on it now, if he wishes, or later. If he speaks to it now, it is still open to other noble Lords to address him on that matter, because we are in Committee on the Bill, where there are no binding rules on what happens. Before the noble Lord gets up, I think that the noble Baroness, Lady Farrington, wishes to intervene.