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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 Michael Foot Mr Michael Foot , Ebbw Vale 12:00 am, 31st March 1977

I am not ruling out the possibility, but the establishment of new Select Committees requires considerable debate in this House. The establishment of a foreign affairs Select Committee might result in many foreign affairs matters being transferred from the House on a very big scale, and this is a question which must be taken into account. I shall listen to the debate without prejudice and then I shall see whether a further debate is necessary at a later stage.