House of Lords: Life Peerages — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:45 pm on 15th March 2011.

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Photo of Lord Cormack Lord Cormack Conservative 2:45 pm, 15th March 2011

My Lords, my Letters Patent give me the right to sit here for life. I assume my noble friend's Letters Patent do the same. Are we to attach more importance to the Letters Patent from the Queen or to the views of the temporary Deputy Prime Minister?