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Business of the House

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:33 am on 19th March 2009.

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Photo of George Young George Young Chair, Standards and Privileges Committee 11:33 am, 19th March 2009

May we go back to the reply that the Leader of the House gave to Mark Hunter about Equitable Life? In her first response, she referred to the statement by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury last November. That statement has just been dismissed by a Select Committee of the House as

"shabby, constitutionally dubious and procedurally improper".

May we have not just a debate but a debate with a vote, so that the House can decide whether it supports the Chief Secretary, or the ombudsman and one of its own Select Committees?

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