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Part of Prayers – in the House of Commons at 12:49 pm on 4th March 1988.

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Photo of Mr David Nicholson Mr David Nicholson , Taunton 12:49 pm, 4th March 1988

My first pleasant task is to congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Carshalton and Wallington (Mr. Forman) on his success in the ballot, his choice of subject and the vigorous way in which he put his case. This is the second time in three weeks that I have attended a debate on a motion introduced by a Conservative Member during which the Opposition Benches have been almost empty, save for the token presence of the hon. Member for Great Grimsby (Mr. Mitchell). We all sympathise with him in his lonely vigil.