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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:39 pm on 4th December 2018.

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Photo of Michael Fabricant Michael Fabricant Conservative, Lichfield 3:39 pm, 4th December 2018

It seems to me that both the SNP and the former Director of Public Prosecutions are arguing that if Parliament passes a motion, even if it might not be in the public interest, the Government have to comply with that motion. Does it follow that if Parliament were to pass a motion that MI5 or MI6 were to open their files and make them public, the Government should naturally do that?