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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 28th April 1976.

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Photo of Hon. John Silkin Hon. John Silkin , Lewisham, Deptford 12:00 am, 28th April 1976

Is the hon. Gentleman attacking my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State for the Environment, the hon. Member for Greenwich (Mr. Barnett)? He keeps on referring to "the hon. Gentleman" and suggests that he is responsible for exces- sive legislation. My hon. Friend has been a Minister in the Department of the Environment for only a week.