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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Report (1st Day)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 8:00 pm on 18th April 2018.

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Photo of Lord Inglewood Lord Inglewood Conservative 8:00 pm, 18th April 2018

My Lords, if I may, I want to make a brief comment that I should like to have made in Committee but the time was not appropriate. Like a number of your Lordships in the Chamber, I was a Member of the European Parliament for 10 years. Looking back on my experience, the most distressing aspect of the job was dealing with problems relating to family law. I make a plea to everybody concerned with this: the personal unhappiness and anguish that surrounds these circumstances is severe, and when dealing with this the Government should please remember that we are talking not about money but about people. They must find a way—I am sure they can—to resolve these horrible circumstances in the most humane way possible.