Bribery of Members

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 30th March 1998.

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Photo of George Howarth George Howarth The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department 12:00 am, 30th March 1998

My hon. Friend will disappoint not only other hon. Members but the public, all of whom would like to refer to him as "Sir Dennis". Every sensible suggestion that we made when we were in opposition was resisted by Conservative Members because—my hon. Friend is quite right—they had no interest in cleaning up our politics. However, we will do it.