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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:31 pm on 13th February 1997.

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Photo of Alex Salmond Alex Salmond Leader, Scottish National Party 3:31 pm, 13th February 1997

Why has the Secretary of State for Health been signed off for the debate on the constitution next week? Is it because, as we read in the papers, he has been sacked for blurting out the truth—there is no greater crime for a Tory Minister—or should we believe the story from 10 Downing street that it was a figment of our imaginations that he was appointed in the first place? Has he been sacked or is he a figment?