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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:38 am on 3rd October 2019.

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Photo of Ian Lucas Ian Lucas Labour, Wrexham 10:38 am, 3rd October 2019

Can we have an urgent statement from the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster concerning his ministerial responsibilities? He is denying responsibility for data protection and for electoral reform, which are clearly within his Department, but, again this morning, a Minister confirmed that he thought he was responsible for these issues. If he is responsible for these issues, I consider that he has obligations under the ministerial code, which I have conveyed to the Department. This is a very serious matter, going to the heart of integrity in Government and I would like a straight answer for once.