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My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow the noble Viscount. So much has already been said this afternoon, but at a time of grief it is better for us all to say something. In his message yesterday, our new King said that he and his family would draw comfort from all the sentiments of loss, mourning and gratitude that people would express in the coming days. We have heard many fantastic and moving...
That is what it says in the report.
In that case, I hope the Senior Deputy Speaker will clarify that, either in his closing remarks or in a letter subsequent to this debate. I do not know whether that is a future projection of numbers, but the report says there will be 116 fewer school visitors per week. I think that is something to be managed.
Entered the House of Lords on 6 January 2020
Previously MP for Loughborough until 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Also represented Loughborough
Baroness Morgan of Cotes campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.