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Part of Opposition Day — [1st allotted day] – in the House of Commons at 7:56 pm on 8th December 2009.

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Photo of Caroline Spelman Caroline Spelman Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government 7:56 pm, 8th December 2009

I thank the right hon. Gentleman for giving way. I must set the record straight, as I really do object to the House's being misled. The Leader of the House said during business questions that there had been "discussions" between those on the Front Benches about not having a written ministerial statement. I said in response that I had not seen a letter from the Department regarding having only a written ministerial statement. Julia Goldsworthy had not seen a letter either. However, a letter does not constitute "discussions".

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