Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 2nd November 1979.
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The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Leader of the House of Commons (Mr. Norman St. John Stevas):
I thank you, Mr. Speaker, on behalf of the House of Commons for the swift action that you have taken to implement its wishes. I am entirely detached in these matters; the only hat that I am interested in is a red one.
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