CONSERVATIVE
New Forest East

CONSTITUTIONAL AFFAIRS – HOUSE OF LORDS – 7 March 2007

Dr Julian Lewis: It is absolutely true that we have many people who were well on their way to becoming experts, but who were then diverted into a full-time parliamentary career and therefore could not reach the top of their profession. For example, with the greatest respect to my colleagues who served in the Armed Forces, perhaps they could have become Chiefs of the Defence Staff one day, but they did not. The question is: are we to be deprived of the wisdom and knowledge of Chiefs of the Defence Staff who are currently serving and able to help us in the other place?

[For Julian's speech in this Debate, click here.]