Lord Taylor of Holbeach was overcome with emotion when speaking to the House of Lords about the Stephen Lawrence report today.
"Stephen Lawrence was murdered more than 20 years ago and it's deplorable that his family have had to wait so many years for the truth to emerge," the Home Office minister said, speaking opposite Baroness Lawrence, Stephen's mother.
"The findings I have set out today," he continued, his voice cracking, "are profoundly disturbing.
"For the sake of Doreen Lawrence, Neville Lawrence and their family, and the British public, we must act now to address these wrongs."
A senior Met Police officer has been moved from his role following the publication of a report into Stephen Lawrence's murder investigation.
Almost 21 years after Stephen Lawrence was stabbed to death, the Home Secretary has ordered a public inquiry into undercover policing .