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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

That matter is for debate tomorrow as it has been for debate on previous occasions. Although this will be elaborated then, I believe that it is wrong that a Standing Committee of this kind should have the power to decide matters in the manner proposed by my hon. Friend the Member for Birmingham, Handsworth (Mr. Lee). The responsibility of individual Committees to this House raises more important questions than either my hon. Friend or the Committee appreciated.