Part of Clause 80 – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 18th July 1978.

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Photo of Mr Gordon Wilson Mr Gordon Wilson , Dundee East 12:00 am, 18th July 1978

The hon. and learned Gentleman said that there might be some extraordinary situation involving a national crisis that in the next year could give another place or this place the opportunity not to bring the Bill into effect through the commencement order. I ask the hon. and learned Gentleman to tell the House the crisis that he has in mind; otherwise the House might come to the view that he is scaremongering and has picked that example out of the blue to buttress a rather weak argument.