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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:33 am on 26th April 2007.

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Photo of James Clappison James Clappison Conservative, Hertsmere 11:33 am, 26th April 2007

May I support the request for a debate on the splitting up of the Home Office? No doubt the Leader of the House will loyally defend that, but is he aware that he is alone among former occupants of the post of Home Secretary in advocating it? The unlikely alliance of my right hon. and learned Friend Mr. Howard and the right hon. Members for Norwich, South (Mr. Clarke) and for Sheffield, Brightside (Mr. Blunkett) is far from alone in questioning the wisdom of changes that will lead to one Department, the Home Office, being in charge of reducing offending, and another Department, a Ministry of justice, being in charge of reducing reoffending.


sheila white
Posted on 27 Apr 2007 5:51 pm (Report this annotation)

Surely for this goverment to allow debate would mean that this country was democratic.more and more we see that not to be so.. More and more the erosion of that said democracy is obvious, highlighted by the fact that the English have no say in their own fate. Parliament has become a machine where members vote for the party line, as opposed to the wishes of the people that give them the job and pay them to serve, Proof being the 67% who ask for self governence and are ignored totally.