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We now come to the group beginning with Amendment 3. Anyone wishing to press this or anything else in this group to a Division must make that clear in the debate.
My Lords, I have received no requests to speak after the Minister, so we will go straight back to the noble Baroness, Lady Bowles.
My Lords, I am afraid that the time allocated for this Statement is now up; my apologies to the speakers who were not called. Sitting suspended.
Entered the House of Lords on 14 July 2017
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