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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:19 pm on 27th March 2019.

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Photo of Kenneth Clarke Kenneth Clarke Father of the House of Commons 1:19 pm, 27th March 2019

My right hon. Friend may recall that the Maastricht treaty caused a little difficulty, on a cross-party basis, in the House. Had the Government been defeated by a motion disapproving of the treaty, would he and others then concerned about the treaty have been content had the Government then proceeded with their declared policy on the basis that they had stood on it at the election?