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

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Photo of Dr Norman Godman Dr Norman Godman , Greenock and Port Glasgow 4:34 pm, 17th January 1991

It is right and proper that statements and debates on the Gulf war take precedence over other business, but I hope that you, Mr. Speaker, will impose the 10-minute limit on speeches on Monday.

May I urge the Leader of the House to give serious consideration to an early debate within the next week or so on the recommendations made by the public inquiry into the Piper Alpha tragedy? I should have thought that that report needs to be debated in the near future because of the serious concern felt by all the families of the men and women employed on rigs and production platforms. They deserve nothing less than an early debate in the House of Commons.