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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 7:57 pm on 15th November 2005.

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Photo of Tony Wright Tony Wright Labour, Cannock Chase 7:57 pm, 15th November 2005

The hon. Gentleman is confusing two separate recommendations. There was a recommendation to establish an adviser on interests, which is not a sensible suggestion, as I hope I have a chance to explain later. There was also a recommendation to establish an independent investigator of complaints, which is a sensible suggestion. Unfortunately, however, the Opposition have pursued the silly proposition and ignored the sensible one.