The minister, Lord Taylor of Holbeach, during Wednesday’s debate on the Public Bodies Bill:
“I thank my noble friend Lord Norton of Louth. He and I have known each other longer, I guess, than any other people in this House. We were youngsters together. Indeed, my noble friend was the William Hague of his day at Conservative Party conferences, but he will probably not thank me very much for revealing that to the House. I thank him for his comments.”
Lord Taylor is seven years older than I am!