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Tuesday 12th June 2012 | 17:44
Tomorrow is the big day for the Opposition Day motion on Jeremy Hunt.
And now I've got hold of the actual motion (I spotted it on the Order Paper under 'Future Business'):
Wednesday 13 June
Day (1st allotted day).
REFERRAL OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR CULTURE, OLYMPICS, MEDIA AND SPORT TO THE INDEPENDENT ADVISER ON MINISTERS’ INTERESTS
Ms Harriet Harman
Ms Angela Eagle
Ms Rosie Winterton
That this House believes that the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport should be referred to the Independent Adviser on Ministers’ Interests to investigate whether he breached paragraph 1.2c (giving accurate and truthful information to Parliament) and paragraph 3.3 (responsibility for his special adviser) of the Ministerial Code.
This has been carefully worded to encourage as many Lib Dems as possible to vote for it.
There is as yet no word from the Libs on their whipping plans, nor the Tories. When asked, Downing Street say such whipping queries are a matter for the individual parties' political staff.
How many Lib Dem MPs will want to follow the Lord Oakeshott lead?
UPDATE: I've just heard that Nick Clegg has instructed Liberal Democrat MPs to abstain on the vote. The instructions were given at a party meeting held just now. This is only the second time this Parliament this has happened.
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