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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 6th June 1984.

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Photo of Mr Bernard Weatherill Mr Bernard Weatherill , Croydon North East 12:00 am, 6th June 1984

If the hon. Members for Newham, North-West (Mr. Banks) and for Greenock and Port Glasgow (Dr. Godman) study carefully what I have said in the Official Report tomorrow morning, they will find the answer to their questions.

However, let me make it doubly clear that I did not intend to rule yesterday that the word Fascist may never be used in debate. My ruling applied to the use of the word when addressed to an hon. Member — as it was yesterday—in a way that is intended to give offence and to be a reflection on that hon. Member's honour.