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My Lords, I think that the noble Lord, Lord Browne, knows what I am going to say. I think that it is only right that, when a noble Lord arrives five and a half minutes after the start, he should not really speak. But I do accept that there are not many people here. I think it would be good if the noble Lord allowed people who were here at the beginning of the debate to speak, and if there is...
It is the noble and right reverend Lord.
My Lords, as we have had a question from my noble friend Lord Howell, we should allow the noble Lord, Lord Browne, eventually to come in. I withdraw my comments, with the leave of the House.
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Entered the House of Lords on 5 September 2011
Currently held offices
- Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (since 3 Oct 2019)
- Member, Committee of Selection (Lords) (since 3 Oct 2019)
- Member, Services Committee (since 3 Oct 2019)
- Deputy Chairman of Committees (since 3 Oct 2019)
Other offices held in the past
- Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms (HM Household) (Chief Whip, House of Lords) (26 Jul 2019 to 6 Sep 2022)
- The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (3 Jul 2017 to 26 Jul 2019)
- The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (17 Jul 2016 to 3 Jul 2017)
- Member, Consultative Panel on Parliamentary Security (18 Jun 2015 to 21 Jul 2016)
- Member, Insurance Bill [HL] Special Public Bill Committee (19 Nov 2014 to 24 Dec 2014)
- Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) (15 Jul 2014 to 20 Jun 2017)
- Member, The Arctic Committee (12 Jun 2014 to 15 Jul 2014)
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