House of Lords: Size - Motion to Resolve (Continued)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 8:19 pm on 5th December 2016.

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Photo of Lord Foulkes of Cumnock Lord Foulkes of Cumnock Labour 8:19 pm, 5th December 2016

May I intervene to say that I was certainly not referring to the noble and learned Baroness or to the large number of people who do attend regularly? But if she looks at the figures I got from the Library, she will see that of the three political groups and the Cross-Benchers, the Liberal Democrats have the highest attendance, Labour next, Conservative next and Cross-Benchers least. That is just the statistics of it. There are a number who, perhaps for good reasons, are unable to attend, and I think we should take account of that. I meant no insult whatever to the noble and learned Baroness, for whom I have the greatest respect.