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 Peter Shore Mr Peter Shore , Bethnal Green and Stepney 12:00 am, 9th June 1986

The hon. Member for Leicester, East (Mr. Bruinvels) has brazenly confessed his own role in the proceedings last Thursday night, which resulted in the loss of one day's sitting. The Lord Privy Seal has been much more coy, but will he now take this opportunity to express his regret and condemnation of what was a disgraceful manoeuvre, and for the part played in it by his right hon. Friend the Chief Whip, and, indeed, the Prime Minister? Will he assure the House that, if he has any plans to reduce the number of sitting days, they will not include the west Lancashire solution —the organised filibuster to wipe out a private Members' day?