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Volume 79: debated on Friday 24 May 1985

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Mr. Tony Benn, supported by Mr. Tony Banks, Mrs. Margaret Beckett, Mr. Gerald Bermingham, Mr. Bob Clay, Mr. Martin Flannery, Mr. Eric S. Heffer, Miss Joan Maynard, Mr. Bill Michie, Mr. Dave Nellist, Mr. Dennis Skinner, and Mr. Gavin Strang. presented a Bill to extend and entrench the democratic rights of the electors of the United Kingdom, through their representatives in the House of Commons, over all legislation, all foreign and defence policy, all treaty-making and all executive powers that do not at present derive from statute, to abolish the House of Lords, to reduce the duration of a Parliament, to repeal the Official Secrets Act, and for purposes connected therewith: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a Second time upon Friday 5 July and to be printed. [Bill 152.]