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Part of Debate on the Address – in the House of Commons at 1:38 pm on 16th October 2019.

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Photo of John Stevenson John Stevenson Conservative, Carlisle 1:38 pm, 16th October 2019

As the hon. Gentleman will know, I am quite sympathetic to what he has just said. Does he agree that, if we are to have a White Paper, no council should necessarily have a veto on any changes in its locality and that, if a number of councils want change, one should not be allowed to stop it happening?