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Friday 22nd June 2012
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Cross-party co-operation was the order of the day in Wednesday, when four MPs took it in turns to wait through the night to ensure their private members' bills were selected for debate. Ben Gummer, Thomas Docherty, Charlie Elphicke and Matt Hancock took up residence in a conference room near the Public Bill Office, with Docherty guarding their places in the small hours of Thursday morning. Gummer's bill, which calls for a limit on government budget deficits and a public debt ceiling, is first on the list of 20 that will be introduced on Monday. Docherty managed to table ten bills, including one one discrimination against the Armed Forces that should attract wide support.