Business of the House

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:34 pm on 17th January 1991.

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Photo of Mrs Alice Mahon Mrs Alice Mahon , Halifax 4:34 pm, 17th January 1991

Does the Leader of the House agree that we are closing down for the weekend when we are at war and would it not be a good idea to have a two-hour debate on Saturday and Sunday? The Halifax Evening Courier nightly carries pictures of young men and women, and anxious desperate relatives. Would not they have something to focus on if the House were sitting? These are grave times. Surely to sit for a couple of hours on Saturday and Sunday would be the right thing to do to keep informed those who are so desperately worried about what is happening when there could be an escalation of the fighting and many casualties over the weekend.