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House of Commons Debates

Asked if the Government had shifted position on Parliament’s powers, the PMOS said that as the Prime Minister had said at PMQs before, given that we had debated the Iraq war, it was almost inconceivable that people would not go through such a process again. As we had always highlighted, the important point was that troops were not put at risk by a Parliamentary process. Therefore, that was the balance that had to be achieved. That was always the balance at the heart of the Commons’ policy. The PMOS said that it was almost without precedent for a Government to concede a vote on such occasions, and it did in 2003, and that should be taken into account.

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