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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 pm on 23rd March 2017.

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Photo of Bob Blackman Bob Blackman Conservative, Harrow East 12:00 pm, 23rd March 2017

Mr Speaker, I am sorry that I was such a poor substitute for the Chairman of the Backbench Business Committee.

I was unsuccessful in the shuffle at Women and Equalities questions, so may I ask the Leader of the House for an early statement on the position of the promised consultation document on caste discrimination? It will allow the Hindu community in particular the opportunity to put its perspective on why this unwanted, unnecessary and ill-judged legislation can be removed from the statute book.