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New Clause 19 — Power to remove or reduce burdens

Part of Orders of the Day – in the House of Commons at 5:45 pm on 15th May 2006.

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Photo of Richard Shepherd Richard Shepherd Conservative, Aldridge-Brownhills 5:45 pm, 15th May 2006

My right hon. Friend says that he will vote for new clause 19. Would it not be more cautious to say that that is dependent upon acceptance of the qualifying amendments (a), (b), (c) and (d), so that the vote is conditional? That is what I would urge on him and on my party.