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Michael Heseltine makes first Lords speech

Lord Heseltine has made his maiden speech in the House of Lords, 11 years after becoming a peer.

The former Conservative deputy prime minister used his debut to give details of an audit of the UK's industrial performance he has been asked to lead.

He said he wanted to update peers at the "earliest opportunity" on the role after it was announced by George Osborne in Wednesday's Budget.

Despite voting in the Lords, he has not spoken since getting a peerage in 2001.

  • 22 Mar 2012
  • From the section UK
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