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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:31 pm on 20th February 1992.

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Photo of Mr Philip Oppenheim Mr Philip Oppenheim , Amber Valley 3:31 pm, 20th February 1992

Given the imminence of the general election, may we have a debate, as a matter of urgency, on the funding of political parties so that we can discuss—among other things—the recent £500-a-head Labour party fund-raising dinner? Does my right hon. Friend consider that the main significance of the dinner is the fact that only people who can afford to £500 for a dinner can afford to vote Labour, or the fact that only under a Tory Government can people afford to spend so much on such a daft dinner?