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Business of the House

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:39 am on 19th March 2015.

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Photo of William Hague William Hague First Secretary of State and Leader of the House of Commons 11:39 am, 19th March 2015

I cannot offer a debate, but my hon. Friend is absolutely right: we believe in vigorous political debate in our elections, but I have seen comments made about my hon. Friend the Member for Witham that are offensive, malicious and often false, and which will be particularly offensive to women and to people of Asian origin. It is time the Labour party took that in hand in Witham.