Backbench Business — House of Commons Administration and Savings Programme

Part of Business of the House – in the House of Commons at 2:22 pm on 8th November 2012.

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Photo of Robert Halfon Robert Halfon Conservative, Harlow 2:22 pm, 8th November 2012

I thank the hon. Lady but I disagree, because the thrust of the report will have the effect of allowing companies and people with money to go and see special paintings, or whatever it may be, and will deny people who do not have money from having full access to the House of Commons.

I urge the House to think again so that we can consider the issue carefully, main item by main item, because I believe that, if passed, this budget will fundamentally change the nature of the House of Commons and how people access this Parliament.