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Baroness Miller of Hendon: The noble Lord will not be surprised that I am not too worried that there is little sympathy for my amendment. That is nothing very strange. It is possible that we may reconsider the wording and, if it is not practicable, we may consider another way of doing it.
I cannot remember the Minister's exact words but I think the implication was that it was a slight cheek on my part to move the amendment, given that we got rid of the GLC without a referendum. We did not have a
However, as I said, this is a probing amendment. I shall look carefully at what the Minister said. I am heartened by the fact that the Minister does not want to accept the amendment, because if the assembly proves to be as wonderful as the Government believe it will be I should have thought that they would be delighted for it to have a new view from the public on one of their successes. I beg leave to withdraw the amendment.
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