Report (2nd Day)

Part of Energy Bill [HL] – in the House of Lords at 5:15 pm on 21st October 2015.

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Photo of Lord O'Neill of Clackmannan Lord O'Neill of Clackmannan Labour 5:15 pm, 21st October 2015

I am sorry. I realise that we are moving towards a vote and I do not wish to take much more of the House’s time. All I want to say is this. It is very dangerous for people, first, to reinterpret manifestos once they have been the substance of electoral victory; and, secondly, to use that as an excuse to undermine elected representatives and local government who have a sensible and fair means of determining the priorities of the planning requirements for all of the communities they represent.