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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:55 pm on 2 April 2001.

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Photo of Michael Martin Michael Martin Speaker of the House of Commons 4:55, 2 April 2001

I have listened carefully to what the hon. Lady has said and have to give my decision without stating any reasons. I am afraid that I do not consider that the matter that she has raised is appropriate for discussion under Standing Order No. 24, and I cannot therefore submit the application to the House.