Orders of the Day — Local Government (Derbyshire)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 14th February 1968.

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Photo of Mr Trevor Park Mr Trevor Park , Derbyshire South East 12:00 am, 14th February 1968

These are not primarily party questions at all. To insist on a whipped vote in these circumstances seems precisely the kind of conduct which brings both the House and the party system generally into disrepute. I call on hon. Members on both sides to ignore their Whips tonight and, in the interests of democracy, efficient administration and plain common sense, to give their support to the Motion.