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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 7:14 pm on 27th February 1986.

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Photo of Mr Joe Ashton Mr Joe Ashton , Bassetlaw 7:14 pm, 27th February 1986

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Can you tell me which rule in "Erskine May" says that in a three-hour debate on a procedure motion we must have eight speeches from hon. Members who served on the Select Committee and four speeches from Privy Councillors? Surely this was an opportunity to listen to other Back-Bench Members, not to Members who sat on the Committee.