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Last week’s second reading of the Local Transport Bill
It was perhaps unfortunate that the second reading of the Local Transport Bill in the Commons coincided with the address to members of both houses by the president of France, for it reduced to a small number those MPs in the chamber to participate in what is for us an all-important debate.
At 3.26pm the member for Manchester Blackley, Graham Stringer, rose to make his contribution, keenly awaited as a leading member of the parliamentary transport select committee. So we could have expected...