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Orders of the Day — European Assembly Elections Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 7th July 1977.

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Photo of Mr William Molloy Mr William Molloy , Ealing North 12:00 am, 7th July 1977

I have a bit more to say. I have not finished with the right hon. Gentleman or his colleagues. However, I shall give way to the right hon. Gentleman a little later, as he is one of the very few Front Benchers who immediately gives way when at the Dispatch Box. I shall be glad of the privilege of giving way to him.

On an issue of this importance to all our parties and all those whom we represent here, I firmly believe that every Member of the House of Commons ought to have the right to express his views. He will then be answerable not so much to a party caucus or the Cabinet but to the people he represents in the House.