David Evennett, MP for Bexleyheath and Crayford, used Business Questions in the House of Commons yesterday (27 May) to call for an annual debate on London issues. The text from Hansard is below.
Mr David Evennett (Bexleyheath and Crayford) (Con): First, may I congratulate my right hon. Friend on his appointment? I am sure that he will do a superb job.
I welcome his abolition of the regional Select Committees. However, will he consider reinstating an annual general debate on London, in Government time, so that we may have an opportunity to raise a wide variety of issues, as we used to have in the past?
Sir George Young: I have some sympathy with my hon. Friend’s point as I used to be a London Member and take part in those regular debates. Without giving any firm commitment, I shall see whether we can move in the direction that my hon. Friend suggests.