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 Dick Douglas Mr Dick Douglas , Dunfermline West 10:16 pm, 20th November 1990

Does the Leader of the House accept that, if we work out the arithmetic, there is an overwhelming majority in the House against the Prime Minister's flagship, the poll tax? We would expect, particularly in Scotland, notwithstanding the result on Thursday, that legislation would immediately be brought in because the people of Scotland resisted the tax by every peaceful means, including non-payment. It is that signal, and that signal alone, that has brought the Government to their present plight.