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Part of Debate on the Address – in the House of Commons at 3:23 pm on 6th May 1992.

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Photo of Mr Michael Jopling Mr Michael Jopling , Westmorland and Lonsdale 3:23 pm, 6th May 1992

Does the Prime Minister understand that his comments on the recent report on the sittings of the House by the Select Committee are most helpful and welcome? Does he recall that previous proposals for change, particularly the Crossman proposal 25 years ago, failed largely because they did not have the support of a broad band across the House? Does he remember that the recent all-party Committee was unanimous in its findings? Does he also realise that many hon. Members would very much welcome Government action that would mean that the changes would take effect from when the House returns after the summer recess?