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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 Dudley Smith Mr Dudley Smith , Warwick and Leamington 4:40 pm, 27th February 1986

My hon. Friend is absolutely right. No Bill can be stopped in the House if it has the Government's backing unless it is objected to on the Floor of the House. Even that has to be done with the connivance of Government Back Benchers. If it is upstairs, it must get through its stage, however long it may take.