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Business of the House

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:05 pm on 20th January 2011.

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Photo of George Young George Young The Leader of the House of Commons 12:05 pm, 20th January 2011

As I understand it, the debate is on parliamentary reform-it does not come much broader than that. I share my hon. Friend's concern about what is happening down the other end. When I came into this House some time ago, all the rough trade was down here, and down the other end there were non-partisan, short, focused debates in a revising Chamber. The rough trade now seems to have gone down the other end. The other place runs the risk of losing the moral high tone if its Members continue to proceed as they are.