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Clause 32

Part of Counter-Terrorism Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 3:45 pm on 8th May 2008.

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Photo of Tony McNulty Tony McNulty Minister of State (Security, Counter-terrorism, Crime and Policing), Home Office 3:45 pm, 8th May 2008

I was quite surprised by what the hon. Member for Monmouth said—not the substance, but the notion that at some other times he prepares his speeches.

I defend entirely the hon. and learned Member for Beaconsfield who sent me a note stating rightly that efficacitÃ(c) is French and that he had slipped into French. We know how erudite he is in the English language, and I am sure that he is just as erudite in French, but it ain’t an English word, and I am happy to upbraid him for passing off efficacitÃ(c) as English when it is not.