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House Of Commonsproceedings (Attendanceby Ministers)

Volume 983: debated on Wednesday 23 April 1980

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asked the Prime Minister if she will ensure that a Minister from the Department responsible for the matter under discussion is present in the House whenever an hon. Member seeks leave to introduce a Bill under the Ten Minutes Rule procedure.

I agree that this is a desirable practice and I hope that it will be generally observed in future.