Valedictory Debate

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:35 pm on 5th November 2019.

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Photo of Michael Fallon Michael Fallon Conservative, Sevenoaks 3:35 pm, 5th November 2019

I am very grateful too, for the opportunity to allow my right hon. Friend to put that on record. I am only sorry that he cannot do so more formally.

Let me finally echo the thanks expressed by others to the Clerks and the staff of the House, and, in particular, single out the staff of the Library. They are, perhaps, a dignified part of our constitution, but they are almost certainly one of the most effective parts, and we owe them a very great deal.