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Business of the House

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:32 pm on 4th May 1995.

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Photo of Mr Tony Newton Mr Tony Newton , Braintree 3:32 pm, 4th May 1995

First, may I thank you, Madam Speaker, for answering the previous question on my behalf and, indeed, if I may say so, answering it so nicely.

Secondly, the hon. Gentleman knows perfectly well that decisions about how Select Committees, including the Privileges Committee that I chair myself at the moment, conduct their inquiries, and any interrelationship with legal proceedings, are for those Committees. There would be considerable resentment if I were to stand here and make statements telling them how to go about their work.