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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:39 am on 1st November 2018.

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Photo of Iain Duncan Smith Iain Duncan Smith Conservative, Chingford and Woodford Green 10:39 am, 1st November 2018

In May, I was enormously proud of my Government for taking a bold and important decision that put lives ahead of profits. I assumed, after the APPG investigation, that the industry itself recognised that it needed about nine to 12 months to implement this. That would have taken us to April or May next year. The complaints about the delay for another year were specifically about that, not about April next year. I say to my right hon. and learned Friend that it is not too late. For the sake of those people whose lives and families have been destroyed, and many more may yet follow them, I urge him to think again and bring forward the date so that we may end this scourge.