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Local Government Finance Bill (Allocation of Time)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:45 pm on 26th January 1987.

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Photo of Alan Williams Alan Williams , Swansea West 5:45 pm, 26th January 1987

The hon. Gentleman must look at the Official Report for 16 December, when the Secretary of State said: The first intimation I had that the legal advice was as I have described it was towards the end of October and this was confirmed in a second opinion".—[Official Report, 16 December 1986; Vol. 107, c.1053.] On Second Reading the Secretary of State announced that he knew in September. The conclusion that one is left with is that it is not good enough simply to listen to what the right hon. Gentleman says; one has to see whether his eyes are rolling as he says it.