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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:19 pm on 27th February 1986.

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Photo of Mr Nicholas Budgen Mr Nicholas Budgen , Wolverhampton South West 4:19 pm, 27th February 1986

Does my right hon. Friend agree that the view of many of our hon. Friends is distorted by the balance of this Parliament? Because the Government have a majority of 150, individual Government Back Benchers do not have the chance directly to influence the Government's legislative programme in quite the same way as they would if the parties were more evenly balanced.