Part of Care Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 11:15 am on 4 February 2014.

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Photo of Liz Kendall Liz Kendall Shadow Minister (Health) (Care and Older People) 11:15, 4 February 2014

I also want to thank everyone who has worked so hard, not only hon. Members but the fabulous Hansard staff who amaze me every day, the Clerks and Department of Health officials. I would also like to say thank you to the staff of hon. Members here, particularly my staff and those of my hon. Friend the Member for Copeland, who have done a phenomenal amount of work. It is perhaps not an equivalent amount to that provided by civil servants, but they are just a few people who do incredible work.

I also want to thank all the organisations that have bust a gut to provide us with briefings on complicated issues. We rely on them as the Opposition in a democracy to help and support us. I also thank all hon. Members for drawing on their own experience, particularly those who have talked about their professional and personal backgrounds as well as the experiences of their constituents. That is why we are here: to represent our constituents. So, I echo those thanks and to you, Mr Rosindell, and Mr Bayley.