Motion to Take Note (Continued)

Part of Comprehensive Spending Review – in the House of Lords at 11:23 pm on 1st November 2010.

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Photo of Lord Sassoon Lord Sassoon The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury 11:23 pm, 1st November 2010

I am very grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Myners. He had great trouble keeping a straight face. I have to say that I took extremely seriously my noble friend Lord James of Blackheath's suggestions that there were people who could help us out with our financial difficulty. The noble Lord, Lord Myners, thinks it is all a joke. I have been in detailed discussions over the past number of weeks with the noble Lord, Lord James of Blackheath, and of course we take seriously anyone who wants to invest in our economy. I know many people believe that there will be great opportunities in our infrastructure programme to invest in rebuilding our networks to underpin growth.


Matthew Somerville
Posted on 3 Nov 2010 2:01 pm (Report this annotation)

Lord Myner's previous speech provoked laughter from the benches, and whilst Lord Sassoon says he takes it "extremely seriously" (presumably for this record), he has a wide grin on his face as he says it - at 3:26.00 on the video at