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Part of Opposition Day – in the House of Commons at 8:28 pm on 18th January 2000.

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Photo of Andrew Tyrie Andrew Tyrie Conservative, Chichester 8:28 pm, 18th January 2000

Does my hon. Friend agree that the most extraordinary part of the document is the last page, headed "Your say", which I suppose is Labour's dim attempt at some form of accountability to the public? It states that last year, the Government asked people's views and have published a cross-section of them on the opposite page. All we get back is a little tapestry of cuttings, rather than a serious account of people's views. It is supposed to be a serious public document.