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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:30 pm on 15th July 1982.

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Photo of David Winnick David Winnick , Walsall North 3:30 pm, 15th July 1982

In view of the totally unsatisfactory answers on the railway crisis that we received from the Prime Minister at Question Time, is it not necessary to hold a debate on that subject, and to hold it in Government time? Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that in such a debate the Opposition could show that the Government, far from wishing to bring about any conciliation, are determined to use the dispute to declare war on the trade union movement?