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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 Dennis Skinner Dennis Skinner Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee 3:31 pm, 20th February 1992

With the general election not too far away, would it not be a good idea to debate some more substantial issues before it is called? The Prime Minister has said that he believes in a classless society. Why do we not have a proper debate about that before the election? Why do we not have a debate about the fact that if there is to be a classless society we shall need to get rid of the House of Lords, the honours list, tax-assisted private education, private health treatment and queue-jumping? And it would not be a bad idea if we were to have a debate about taxing the Queen's income.