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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 Simon Hughes Simon Hughes Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) 12:00 am, 9th June 1986

On the same subject, I hope that, none the less, the Leader of the House will accept that there is a difference between using parliamentary tactics to lose public or Government business, and using Government party tactics to obliterate private Members' business, from whichever party the private Member comes. Is the right hon. Gentleman prepared at least to look at the mechanisms so that the limited part of our time given to private Members is protected in future against any mechanism of contrived extension of Government or other official business?