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The Lord Bishop of Portsmouth: My Lords, with respect, I must tell the noble Lord that I have taught in America. Perhaps, we can have a conversation outside the Chamber.

Lord Baker of Dorking: My Lords, I look forward to that conversation with the right reverend Prelate.

Finally, I make a plea, but I must also blame myself as well. We interfered too much in the universities—mea culpa, mea culpa—but what we started, the Government have perfected. Please let the universities run their own affairs. My old department cannot run the universities better than they can themselves. I beg leave to withdraw the Motion for Papers.

Motion for Papers, by leave, withdrawn.

Wild Mammals (Protection) (Amendment) Bill [HL]

9.28 p.m.

Lord Donoughue: My Lords, I beg to move the Motion standing in my name on the Order Paper.

Moved, That the Bill be withdrawn.—(Lord Donoughue.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.

Wild Mammals (Protection) (Amendment) (No.2) Bill [HL]

Lord Donoughue: My Lords, I beg to introduce a Bill to amend the Wild Mammals (Protection) Act 1996. I beg to move that this Bill be now read a first time.

Moved, That the Bill be now read a first time.—(Lord Donoughue.)

On Question, Bill read a first time, and to be printed.

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