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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:32 am on 9th October 2008.

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Photo of David Taylor David Taylor Labour, North West Leicestershire 11:32 am, 9th October 2008

Can we find time next week for a debate on parliamentary protocol, in particular on the importance of respecting confidentiality when a bipartisan approach to a national crisis leads to off-the-record briefings by senior Opposition politicians? It was a little unseemly to see the shadow Chancellor haring round TV studios last weekend, sharing with the nation the thoughts of the Governor of the Bank of England, his new best friend.

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