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Public Responsibility For Social Justice

Part of Orders of the Day — Opposition Day – in the House of Commons at 5:48 pm on 10th March 1997.

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Photo of Elfyn Llwyd Elfyn Llwyd Opposition Whip (Commons) 5:48 pm, 10th March 1997

May I first congratulate the hon. Member for Moray (Mrs. Ewing) on her opening speech, setting the scene for the debate? I also congratulate the hon. Member for Inverness, Nairn and Lochaber (Sir R. Johnston) on an excellent and thoughtful speech that I enjoyed immensely and from which I learnt a great deal.

I am pleased to be able to contribute to this important debate, and it is noteworthy that there are no Welsh Labour Members in the Chamber—[Interruption.]—apart from the hon. Member for Cardiff, West (Mr. Morgan), who has come back into the Chamber. I am pleased to note that there is one Welsh Member in the Chamber.