My Lords, I, too, thank the Minister for his Statement. The right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Worcester, who is sitting beside me, and I are between us responsible for a fair amount of the flooding, so some people would like to think. However, they happen in our patch. I therefore pay tribute particularly to the others who are not often named. If it were not for volunteers, our society...
My Lords, I am reassured for now. I would not wish to press too far the comparison between Ministers of the Crown and the Pharaohs of ancient Egypt. None the less, one hopes for good memories and good briefings in future. I beg leave to withdraw the amendment.
moved Amendment No. 5: Page 6, line 14, at end insert ", and (e) such other persons as he thinks appropriate.""
Entered the House of Lords on 4 March 2003
Left the House of Lords on 16 July 2008 — retired
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