Only a few days to go: We’re raising £25,000 to keep TheyWorkForYou running and make sure people across the UK can hold their elected representatives to account.

Donate to our crowdfunder

Queen's Speech — Debate (3rd Day)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 6:17 pm on 27th May 2010.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Lord Bach Lord Bach Labour 6:17 pm, 27th May 2010

My Lords, we have enjoyed a valuable debate on several critical issues that face the country-constitutional reform, crime and justice and local government. Some major themes emerged. To try to get some easy popularity, let me tell noble Lords that I intend to be fairly short in my response tonight. I am sure the House will want rather more to hear what a new Minister has to say than hear from an ex-Minister whose voice it may have heard rather too much over the last few years.