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It is well known in the House that my right hon.
I absolutely agree with my hon. Friend. Of course, in Dorset and in her constituency, the deprivation is spread over a vast area.
I think that the right hon. Gentleman is playing with figures slightly.
The hon. Gentleman clearly does not know the make-up of my constituency.
Before I start—and I shall not speak for long—it would be negligent of me not to thank the chief constable of Dorset, Debbie Simpson, and
I welcome my right hon. Friend’s White Paper.
May I entirely concur with my right hon. Friend’s comments so far as the Queen is concerned, and add my congratulations to Her Majesty?
Mr Speaker, you have taken me completely by surprise. I know it is traditional to be called this late.