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Privileges and Conduct - Motion to Agree

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 4:45 pm on 30th April 2019.

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Photo of Baroness Butler-Sloss Baroness Butler-Sloss Crossbench 4:45 pm, 30th April 2019

I entirely agree. I have chaired commissions, committees and so on, particularly the Cleveland child abuse inquiry, where there were a great many lawyers. I am not suggesting any of that for this, but I think we need to adjust the way in which the issue is tried according to its seriousness and the likely outcome, if it goes the wrong way, for the Member of this House who will be permanently excluded.