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Part of Opposition Day – in the House of Commons at 5:36 pm on 19th June 1995.

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Photo of Sir Nicholas Bonsor Sir Nicholas Bonsor , Upminster 5:36 pm, 19th June 1995

I have been corrected. He is an adviser, not a non-executive director. None the less, I am sure that, if the right hon. Gentleman is doing his job in advising those companies, he should know what is going on in them. It is precisely that sort of relationship that Lord Nolan, in my view perfectly properly, attacks.

Nothing said in this debate or in the press justifies the sort of behaviour which has been shown from those quarters towards my right hon. Friend. I hope that the House will accept the word that he has given that he did not know what happened and allow him to get back to the excellent job that he is doing as Chief Secretary to the Treasury.

In the few minutes that I have left—