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Part of Opposition Day – in the House of Commons at 7:39 pm on 18th January 2000.

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Photo of James Paice James Paice Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) 7:39 pm, 18th January 2000

A few minutes ago, the Minister said that her party had introduced pre-legislative scrutiny. May I suggest that tomorrow she visits the so-called "truth office" in Downing Street to discuss that matter? If that unit is concerned with the truth, it will tell the Minister that what she has told the House is incorrect. In fact, the previous Government introduced pre-legislative scrutiny on, among other things, legislation on Sunday trading and abortion.