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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:32 pm on 22nd July 1986.

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Photo of Frank Cook Frank Cook , Stockton North 3:32 pm, 22nd July 1986

Will the Secretary of State break the habit of a lifetime by giving the Chamber a straight answer to a straight question and so allow hon. Members fully to appreciate the level of cunning and slyness in his ploy and its presentation this afternoon? Will he give an undertaking that the total GRE will equal the total running expenditure and that there will be no unallocated margin?