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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:41 pm on 27th February 1986.

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Photo of Mr John McWilliam Mr John McWilliam , Blaydon 6:41 pm, 27th February 1986

I shall not give way, because other hon. Members wish to speak, and I wish to conclude my speech.

If the Opposition can keep uncertainty, the Government cannot put too much legislation through the House, because they cannot map their progress, as the right hon. Member for South Down said. If the Opposition lose that uncertainty, we shall be faced with more legislation, more pressure, more congestion and fewer rights for Back-Bench Members.