Lords debates public services and health and safety

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14 July 2017

Members of the Lords, including a former president of the Local Government Association, a former chairman of the Environment Agency and a former chairman of the Care Quality Commission, debated the impact of deregulation on, and the role of regulatory enforcement in delivering, public services and health and safety, in the House of Lords on Thursday 13 July.

This was a general debate. They normally take place on a Thursday in the chamber. During debates, members are able to put their experience to good use, discussing current issues and drawing the government's attention to concerns.

The debate was proposed by Baroness Andrews (Labour), former parliamentary under-secretary in the Department for Communities and Local Government.

Members taking part included:

  • Lord Best (Crossbench), former president of the Local Government Association
  • Lord Stunell (Liberal Democrat), former parliamentary under-secretary in the department for Communities and Local Government 
  • Lord Patten (Conservative), former minister of state in the Home Office
  • Lord Smith of Finsbury (non-affiliated), former chairman of the Environment Agency
  • Baroness Young of Old Scone (Labour), former chairman of the Care Quality Commission


Lord Prior of Brampton (Conservative), parliamentary under-secretary in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, responded on behalf of the government.

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