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Volume 470: debated on Tuesday 15 January 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what files are held by the Cabinet Office on (a) the Abortion (Amendment) Bill of Sessions (i) 1979-80, (ii) 1987-88 and (iii) 1989-90, (b) the Unborn Children (Protection ) Bills of sessions (A) 1984-85, (B) 1985-86 and (C) 1987-88 and (c) the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill of session 1989-90; and if he will make a statement. (177570)

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