Sitting Days

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 9th June 1986.

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Photo of Mr John Biffen Mr John Biffen , North Shropshire 12:00 am, 9th June 1986

The right hon. Gentleman is overplaying that point. I took care to note the contribution of my hon. Friend the Member for Leicester, East (Mr. Bruinvels) because he is a persistent questioner. I thought it only courteous to acquaint myself with his recent contribution to reducing the number of days on which the House sits. Unlike the right hon. Gentleman, probably, I was in the House throughtout Thursday evening. I noted that no attempt was ever made to move the closure of any of the debates. That is the answer to those who believe that there was a filibuster.