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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 Gerald Reynolds Mr Gerald Reynolds , Islington North 12:00 am, 2nd February 1966

If hon. Gentlemen find it difficult to listen they really ought not to be sitting here.

The first part of the reply to the hon. Gentleman's question was that when the original announcement was made on the Territorial Army an hon. Member from that particular bench got up and welcomed it. Later, Liberal Members voted against it. Now we have an hon. Member on that bench saying he has received my announcement with dismay. I assume that in due course there will be, following precedent, a vote in favour of it.