[Mr. Christopher Chope in the Chair] — Parliamentary Representation (England)

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 10:27 am on 18th June 2008.

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Photo of Michael Wills Michael Wills Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice 10:27 am, 18th June 2008

I shall give way to both hon. Members in a moment.

If we take further the proposal for an English Grand Committee to consider English legislation, we will be led down a slippery slope towards an English Parliament, which is an issue that I want to address, and the hon. Member for Isle of Wight has raised some concerns that I will also address shortly. For the reasons that I have given, however, I believe that such a policy would ultimately lead to the break-up of the United Kingdom.

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Della Petch
Posted on 18 Jul 2008 1:45 pm (Report this annotation)

Slippery slope? Is that how you would regard the equal democratic rights of us in England?

We WILL get our own Parliament here in England, whether you like it or not. The only questions that remain, are "when" and "how much more damage can you do before that happens."

What a sorry state of affairs you have all created. You should be thoroughly ashamed of yourselves. If you don't believe in democracy and equality, you have no business taking money from the public purse, let alone representing an English constituency.