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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

For the sake of accuracy, perhaps I can help the hon. Gentleman a little further. The problem is that the sixth report of the Committee on Standards in Public Life stated with great authority that there should not be any independent investigator. Three years later, the ninth report stated that there should be. Ultimately, we cannot call in aid such external bodies. We have to decide for ourselves about these things.