Business of the House

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:30 pm on 15th October 1990.

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Photo of Mr Derek Foster Mr Derek Foster Shadow Chief Whip (Commons), Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee 3:30 pm, 15th October 1990

I thank the Leader of the House for the business statement and also for arranging for the Chancellor to make a statement this afternoon on the exchange rate mechanism.

Since the decision to enter was clearly taken for political reasons, will the right hon. and learned Gentleman use his full authority to drag the Prime Minister to the Dispatch Box in a full debate next week to explain her Government's deep divisions over Europe? Will he arrange for the Foreign Secretary to make a full statement on his return on the latest developments in the Gulf crisis and on his consultations about the United Nations' resolutions on the shootings?