House of Lords (Hereditary Peers) (Abolition of By-Elections) Bill [HL] - Committed to Committee

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:45 pm on 12th September 2018.

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Photo of Lord Blunkett Lord Blunkett Labour 3:45 pm, 12th September 2018

My Lords, I support my noble friend Lord Grocott and will say, in a slightly lighter vein, that it was not just the reputation of this House that was damaged last Friday, when I was present—it was the attractiveness to those across the world who wish to use the British private education system, because I have never heard such a load of rubbish in my life coming from those who benefited from that education system many years ago.