Environment, Local Government and Education

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:37 pm on 12th May 1992.

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Photo of Mr John Bowis Mr John Bowis , Battersea 3:37 pm, 12th May 1992

Before the hon. Gentleman leaves the question of capital receipts, he will recall, as we do, that when the hon. Member for Hammersmith (Mr. Soley) made his proposal, which the hon. Gentleman is repeating today, he was slapped down by the shadow Chancellor. Is the hon. Gentleman taking a slap at his right hon. and learned Friend, or has there been a change in Labour party policy?