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My Lords, many of your Lordships will have had great pleasure from reading a book by the American author Bill Bryson called Notes from a Small Island. It is an apt title: we are a small island. When the American forces came to England in the Second World War, the troops were briefed about our country. The first line of the briefing was, “Think South Carolina”—because it is exactly the...
My Lords, I congratulate our maiden speakers on their excellent contributions to the debate. We are really delighted to have them with us. In this final speech from the Back Benches, I will say a few words about the threat to the union from the Scottish National Party. I am an Englishman, born and brought up in England. None the less, like many of us, I have connections with other parts of...
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to meet with the Courtyard Societies of Burlington House to ensure that they remain based at their current premises.
Entered the House of Lords on 8 October 2013
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