Lord Young blocked from parliamentary debate after ‘falling asleep’ in House of Lords

Lord Young blocked from parliamentary debate after ‘falling asleep’ in House of Lords

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A peer was blocked from speaking in a parliamentary debate after he was accused of falling asleep in the House of Lords.

Lord Young of Norwood Green attempted on Monday to voice his thoughts on a bill allowing the UK to diverge from EU laws governing the genetic modification of crops.

The Labour peer was interrupted by government whip Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist, who intervened to say: “I am sorry, but the noble lord was fast asleep for the entire duration of the minister’s speech.

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