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Privileges and Conduct - Motion to Agree

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:30 pm on 30th April 2019.

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Photo of Lord Foulkes of Cumnock Lord Foulkes of Cumnock Labour 3:30 pm, 30th April 2019

I agree with what the noble Lord says about working together and agreeing a bicameral core operation. However, things are different. To illustrate the public mind, I was sitting in my office in Millbank House. The phone rang, and someone from a corporate office said, “Could I speak to Lord Foulkes’s diary secretary?”. I said, “You’re speaking to him”. They think we have a whole panoply of members of staff working for us. We need to get over the point that that is not the case.