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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:40 pm on 27th February 1986.

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Photo of Mr Andrew Bennett Mr Andrew Bennett , Denton and Reddish 4:40 pm, 27th February 1986

Does the hon. Gentleman accept that in the case of the Wildlife and Countryside Bill and the Police and Criminal Evidence Bill, very substantial Bills on which the Government were keen not to introduce the guillotine, substantial alterations were made during their passage which the Opposition, I am sure, could claim improved the Bills, and that a lot of that improvement would not have been possible if right from the start there had been a rigid timetable?