Qualifying Bodies

Part of Clause 12 – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 8th July 1976.

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Photo of Mr William Whitelaw Mr William Whitelaw , Penrith and The Border 12:00 am, 8th July 1976

If the Home Secretary has decided that he wishes to go on with the Bill, we are ready to do so. I accept that some of my hon. Friends do not wish the Bill to go through at all. That is not my position. However, all my right hon. and hon. Friends on the Front Bench and all those on the Back Benches who take the same view as I do wish to put some strong points on the matters still to come, like the clubs and free speech—