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Transpeople (Prisons)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:05 pm on 20th November 2015.

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Photo of Peter Bottomley Peter Bottomley Conservative, Worthing West 12:05 pm, 20th November 2015

In my extensive experience here, Mr Speaker, I do not think there has ever been a convention that only the Secretary of State can speak for his or her Department, or for the Government. I think that some of the words used in that point of order were pejorative, given that part of the criticism we heard earlier was based on the fact that the Secretary of State had been speaking about the issue.