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Lord Inglewood: My Lords, I hope that the noble Baroness will forgive me for intervening. The noble Lord, Lord Hardy, referred to the need for one more "shove". Speaking in Cumbrian, rather than Yorkshire, I refer to one more "heave". Bearing in mind that it is clearly necessary to give a new impetus to the initiative to save the red squirrel, will the noble Baroness ask her right honourable friend the Deputy

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Prime Minister whether he would like to front a new initiative to try to give renewed vigour to all those involved in this campaign?

Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton: My Lords, I am sure that my right honourable friend the Deputy Prime Minister will read with interest that request for him to join and to give a heave or a shove to this campaign. I know from experience that the weight of his shove behind a campaign is of great value.

In speaking of the future, it is important that we work together. The public and private sectors, together with volunteers and those working in conservation, must work together to give the sort of push that will be necessary to keep red squirrels at the centre of our attention. As the noble Lord, Lord Beaumont of Whitley said, if in County Fermanagh, the two species have learnt to live together, perhaps they have more to teach us than merely the pleasure of watching them at play.

Tyne Tunnels Bill

Reported from the Unopposed Bill Committee without amendment.

        House adjourned at six minutes before ten o'clock.

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