Control of Ozone-depleting Substances

Part of Theft from Shops (Use of Penalty Notices for Disorder) – in the House of Commons at 6:09 pm on 11th March 2009.

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Photo of Chris Bryant Chris Bryant Deputy Leader of the House of Commons 6:09 pm, 11th March 2009

On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. I am sure that it is in order for right hon. and hon. Members to force votes even on issues on which they have no intention of voting themselves, including several Conservative Members sitting opposite. But is it really in the interests of this House and of true democracy in this country to use every trick in the book to try to prevent young people from coming into this Chamber and to try to prevent debate? Have we not seen the forces of reaction sitting across the Chamber, using old politics to frustrate young people?

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