Devolution

Part of Message from the Queen – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 14th March 1979.

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Photo of Mr Toby Jessel Mr Toby Jessel , Twickenham 12:00 am, 14th March 1979

As the House has to interpret the referendum result in order to reach a decision, how does the right hon. Gentleman think we can have any confidence that the 31 per cent. voting"No"adequately represents that view, since many people were told that abstention was equivalent to voting"No "?