Rt Hon Lord Lilley

    Lord Lilley: Has my noble friend considered the conclusion of the Office for National Statistics that:

    “Over a 20-year period the estimated change in deaths associated with warm or cold temperature was a net decrease of 555,103 … A decrease in deaths from outcomes associated with cold temperature greatly outnumbers deaths associated with warm temperature”?

    Is it not good news that climate change has prolonged or saved the lives of more than half a million of our fellow citizens—

    Noble Lords: Oh!

    Lord Lilley: —a laughable matter to the Liberal Benches over there—and how long does she expect this beneficial effect to continue?

    Baroness Stedman-Scott: My noble friend has again given us some interesting facts and data. I am afraid that the impact of climate change is way outside my brief, but I am sure everybody notes the points made.