Orders of the Day — Business of the House

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:16 pm on 20th November 1990.

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Photo of Mr William Ross Mr William Ross , East Londonderry 10:16 pm, 20th November 1990

Does the right hon. Gentleman understand that the Members of the Ulster Unionist party find it not so much surprising as astonishing that the motion should have been tabled at this moment? May we be assured that there will be a calm and rational debate on the real issues that have divided not only the Conservative party but the Labour party—the relationship between this nation and the other nations in Europe and on the question whether we are to become part of a full federal Europe?