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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:22 pm on 23rd May 1995.

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Photo of Mr Tam Dalyell Mr Tam Dalyell , Linlithgow 4:22 pm, 23rd May 1995

Although I do not doubt Lord Weinstock's good faith, the fact remains that he, like the rest of us, is not immortal. The President of the Board of Trade has told us about assurances; is there any way in which such assurances could be made legally binding, even for a limited period? I realise that it is unrealistic to insist that they should be legally binding for ever, but is there not an argument that they should be legally binding at least in the medium term?