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Clause 233

Part of Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 8:45 am on 26th March 2009.

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Photo of David Laws David Laws Shadow Secretary of State (Children, Schools and Families) 8:45 am, 26th March 2009

I am cheered. I was saddened when the Minister implied yesterday that I was filibustering. He needs to speak to his right hon. Friend the Minister for Schools and Learners, who would tell him that is the normal length of my speeches on such occasions. In fact, I thought that I was being rather brief, given the time of night.