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Amendment of the Law

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:32 pm on 23rd March 2011.

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Photo of Ian Murray Ian Murray Labour, Edinburgh South 1:32 pm, 23rd March 2011

On a point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker. A former Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr Hugh Dalton, resigned in 1947 for leaking part of his Budget to a journalist when on the way into the Chamber to deliver it. Given that we have heard nothing in the Chancellor’s statement today that had not already been trailed in the media on Monday, Tuesday and this morning, please will you, Mr Deputy Speaker, use the good offices of the Speaker to make sure that senior members of this Government make important statements to the House before going to the media?