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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 2nd February 1966.

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Photo of Mr Frank Allaun Mr Frank Allaun , Salford East 12:00 am, 2nd February 1966

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that Labour M.P.s warmly welcomed the decision on the Territorial Army, but that many of us regard today's announcement as appeasement of the Conservative "top brass"—[HON. MEMBERS: "Ah."]—particularlv as it will help them to retain their social and political influence in the localities?