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Select Committees

Volume 987: debated on Thursday 3 July 1980

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asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, in view of the matter of public importance raised by the circumstances surrounding the death of Blair Peach, what are the reasons why he will not move to set up a Select Committee of the House to inquire into the matter and to report.

Because I do not think that, having regard to the considerations set out in the Home Secretary's written reply of 4 June to the hon. Member for Wolverhampton, North-East (Mrs. Short)—[Vol. 985, c. 722]—it would serve any useful purpose.