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Part of Opposition Day – in the House of Commons at 4:32 pm on 19th June 1995.

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Photo of Hon. Tim Sainsbury Hon. Tim Sainsbury , Hove 4:32 pm, 19th June 1995

The hon. Gentleman started his speech with a number of sweeping allegations. He went on to read a lengthy list of quotations from Ministers. He is now saying that every one of those ministerial statements was not only untrue but, by implication, that the Minister who made it at the time knew it to he untrue. Is not his whole case based on the idea that, when somebody sets out to break the law or avoid regulations, those whose law or regulations they are seeking to break or breach are aware of that person's intentions?