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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:32 am on 24th November 2011.

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Photo of Bernard Jenkin Bernard Jenkin Chair, Public Administration Committee 11:32 am, 24th November 2011

Do the Government think that the European Union summit at the end of next week is of such little consequence that it does not require any discussion before it takes place? Does my right hon. Friend recall that there used to be a regular debate before each European summit? Why has that practice been abandoned? Do the Government think that nothing of consequence will be discussed at the summit?