In The House of Lords

It’s recorded  in Hansard. On 2 July 2013  in The House of Lords at The Houses of Parliament  in the Palace of Westminster (pic)  Lord Smith of Leigh said  .

“Although I did not realise it at the time, the poet Lemn Sissay was a looked-after child in my authority. Noble Lords may well want to ask how a child of African parents got into Wigan. He has done an interesting study called “A Child of the State”. I recommend that all noble Lords look at the video available on the internet. He talks about his experiences—I know they were a few years ago now—in local authority care. It is an eye-opener. It was an eye-opener for me, and I was supposed to be responsible for that.”






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