Business of the House

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th November 1966.

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Photo of Mr Edward Heath Mr Edward Heath , Bexley 12:00 am, 24th November 1966

We must be quite clear on this, because it is a matter of the utmost importance. What the House must have is full and proper time for consideration of the Prime Minister's statement after it is made and consideration of the White Paper after it is published before there is a debate. It is not a question of just being prepared to have it in the Government's time without that proper consideration. This is essential.