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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:34 am on 22nd January 2009.

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Photo of Jo Swinson Jo Swinson Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Foreign Affairs) 11:34 am, 22nd January 2009

The reputation of our politics has suffered a severe blow this week as a result of the Government's antics in trying to hide MPs' expenses. I thank the Leader of the House for eventually withdrawing the order in response to protests from tens of thousands of people across the country as well as many Members of this House. Can she confirm that this shameful attempt to exempt MPs from freedom of information legislation has been dropped not just for today, but for good?

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