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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:12 pm on 27th November 2014.

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Photo of Edward Leigh Edward Leigh Chair, Public Accounts Commission 12:12 pm, 27th November 2014

May I press my right hon. Friend a little more on the question asked by my right hon. Friend Sir George Young? In common with many people, my main priority is the Union and friendship between our two nations. This depends on the absence of resentment on either side. What some of us are worried about is that as we approach the end of this Parliament, it will suddenly be announced that we cannot have a vote because the Deputy Prime Minister has thrown his toys out of the pram, or something like that, and there is no agreement in the quad, and the whole thing will just fade into the long grass. We want an absolute cast-iron, specific assurance from the Conservative side of the Government that we will have this vote.