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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 Geoffrey Rippon Mr Geoffrey Rippon , Hexham 12:00 am, 7th July 1977

What the French Government are saying is that they have committed themselves to direct elections and that it is a treaty obligation. If Parliament had dissented from this view they would have made it an issue of confidence. The British Government should do the same.