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Baroness Thornton: No, it does not cover Wales. I can write to the noble Baroness about what bits are covered where and what Wales is doing. It is not that Wales is not taking action in this regard. I do not have the brief in front of me but I know that it is and I am very happy to write to the noble Baroness and other Members of the Committee about what Wales is doing in this regard.

Earl Howe: My Lords, I would like to feel that those noble Lords who spoke so very ably to their individual amendments will be reassured by the noble Baroness's answer, which I appreciated. This debate has shown the difficulty of enshrining in the Bill, or in regulations or in guidance, exactly what you want people to do.

I was particularly swayed by the speeches of the noble Baronesses, Lady Greengross and Lady Barker, in relation to dementia. They made points that I hope

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very much the Minister will continue to bear strongly in mind as the policy is developed in the department. I also thought that the noble Lord, Lord Best, spoke extremely cogently to his amendment on aids and adaptations, which I fully support. I did not say so earlier as he had not yet risen to his feet. I take the opportunity of doing so now. It may be that we shall come back to these matters at a later stage but I think for now it is appropriate for me to beg leave to withdraw my amendment.

Amendment 19 withdrawn.

Amendment 20 not moved.

House resumed.

House adjourned at 10.19 pm.

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