Committee (3rd Day)

Part of Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill [HL] – in the House of Lords at 4:00 pm on 29th June 2015.

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Photo of Lord Liddle Lord Liddle Labour 4:00 pm, 29th June 2015

My apologies—I meant Elmbridge in Surrey. I looked on my iPad at the description of Elmbridge, which started by saying that that part of Surrey,

“is known as the ‘Beverly Hills’ of England”.

The Minister, who is a fair person, must admit that such extraordinary unfairness is where we end up. We need a much more independent and objective look at these questions, and that is of real importance if we are to get an effective devolution of power in this country.