Standards in Public Life - Commons Urgent Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:22 pm on 5th July 2022.

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Photo of Baroness Wheatcroft Baroness Wheatcroft Crossbench 3:22 pm, 5th July 2022

My Lords, the issues over standards come so thick and fast that I wonder whether the Minister accepts that they are detracting from the business of government. I have a degree of sympathy with him; he may have some difficulty in accepting that. Yesterday, he found himself in the Moses Room, having to defend the Government for coming to the Procurement Bill with more than 300 government amendments at the start of Committee. This is not the way to run government. Will he accept that the issues over standards are failing the Government and the country in the way that we are governed?