Businesses and SMEs - Motion to Take Note

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:30 pm on 6th July 2017.

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Photo of Lord Leigh of Hurley Lord Leigh of Hurley Conservative 2:30 pm, 6th July 2017

I thank my noble friend the Minister for his all-encompassing response and thank those noble Lords who took the time and trouble to participate in this debate and say some very nice words about a very simple task I undertook—it compares well with the last debate I led on business, which attracted less complimentary comments. I am delighted that we have achieved so much consensus and agreement, although to clarify for the noble Lord, Lord Tunnicliffe, the fact that I criticised the Conservative manifesto did not mean that I agreed with everything in the Labour manifesto—not at all.