Former Crossbench Peer
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My Lords, like my noble friend, I warmly welcome the thinking behind the White Paper that has been published today and the way in which the Minister introduced it. We want to reach a bipartisan approach because these are problems that all Governments have shared and wrestled with. I do not believe, however, that all the problems can be laid at the door of DE&S. A great deal of the sad and...
One of the great things about no longer being in government is that I can point to the government Front Bench-to people who can answer that question. I do not want to put words into the Minister's mouth or the Government's mouth, but they have set out their stall as to how they can manage and contain these costs. There is going to be an increase in costs-there is no doubt about that-but...
My Lords, I know that before the noble and learned Lord the Lord Chancellor asked me to conduct the inquiry into the death of Dr Kelly, his permanent secretary told the senior Law Lord, the noble and learned Lord, Lord Bingham, that he was proposing to do so, and the noble and learned Lord raised no objection. In addition—and on this point I am perhaps slightly differing from the noble and...
Former Crossbench Peer
Entered the House of Lords in 1997
Left the House of Lords on 23 April 2018
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