Business of the House

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 8th February 1979.

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Photo of Mr Michael Foot Mr Michael Foot , Ebbw Vale 12:00 am, 8th February 1979

The Government have all these considerations in mind, which is one of the reasons why my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State spoke as he did a few minutes ago. But, on the question of a debate, I feel we should await the outcome of the negotiations. I do not think that it would be intelligent to have a debate right in the middle of the negotiations.