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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:43 pm on 27th January 1981.

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Photo of Mr Robert Adley Mr Robert Adley , Christchurch and Lymington 4:43 pm, 27th January 1981

My hon. Friend decried the strength of the sanctions, which my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State has imposed on the deal. Is he telling the House that in his view they are not legally binding, that they are not strong sanctions, and that Mr. Murdoch could ignore them? We are all listening to the debate with interest, and we should like to know the position.