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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:48 pm on 27th January 1981.

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Photo of Geoffrey Robinson Geoffrey Robinson , Coventry North West 5:48 pm, 27th January 1981

On the question of the allocation of overheads, obviously, in the first prospectus—we keep coming back to this and must not forget it—there was some misallocation, according to what the Secretary of State told us, between The Times and The Sunday Times. It cannot be right to ask people to go ahead on that basis, which is correct, and then change the basis, as the Secretary of State is doing, and maintain that his decision is still correct. We have not determined whether viability is possible under a different allocation of overheads.