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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 31st March 1977.

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Photo of Mr Jeremy Thorpe Mr Jeremy Thorpe , North Devon 12:00 am, 31st March 1977

In replying to the hon. Member for Norfolk, North-West (Mr. Brocklebank-Fowler), the Leader of the House quite correctly said that the hon. Member had been successful in the Ballot, but the form his debate would take would not enable us to vote on that matter. The right hon. Gentleman and his colleagues should listen to the debate very carefully, and if there is a great deal of support in the House they should not rule out the possibility of giving Government time so that we can have a positive vote.