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Part of Opposition Day – in the House of Commons at 4:33 pm on 25th June 1996.

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Photo of Dennis Skinner Dennis Skinner Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee 4:33 pm, 25th June 1996

Further to that point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. Will you acknowledge that, over the years, both Tory and Labour Oppositions—and Liberals, as in this case—have traditionally tabled such a motion to draw attention to problems within the Government? It is quite usual practice. Will you also confirm that, in every newspaper at the weekend, the Tory spin doctors were suggesting that the Minister of Agriculture was to be culled out of the Government? This motion gives Tory Back Benchers an opportunity to defend him, and to support him in the Lobby.