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Business of the House

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:30 pm on 19th July 2001.

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Photo of Steve McCabe Steve McCabe Labour, Birmingham, Hall Green 12:30 pm, 19th July 2001

After references to Barry Town and Carlisle United, I am tempted to make a special plea for Greenock Morton, but perhaps not now.

On a serious note, does my right hon. Friend welcome the announcement from the Japanese Environment Minister, Yoriko Kawaguchi, that her Government will sign the Kyoto agreement? Does that mean that the outstanding obstacle is now the attitude of the American Administration? May we have an early debate on this and the other aspects of the so-called special relationship that many of us fear are looking increasingly bad for our health?