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Today’s Business of the House

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills – in the House of Commons at 11:41 am on 26th March 2015.

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Photo of William Hague William Hague First Secretary of State and Leader of the House of Commons 11:41 am, 26th March 2015

I agree with my hon. Friend that it can been seen in that light: the institution of a secret ballot would be an important strengthening—I will come on to this during the debate—of our parliamentary democracy. I noted earlier that there are Members, particularly Opposition Members, who feel constrained in expressing their views on this question, and indeed, have stayed silent during these exchanges. That is their right, but they do have a fear of expressing their views on this issue, as is very clear from this discussion.