House of Commons Procedure and Practice
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14. The Curtailment of Debate

See, for example, Journals, March 20, 1995, p. 1240; June 10, 1999, p. 2097.
Debates, March 13, 1964, pp. 911, 916, 921-2.
Debates, December 16, 1966, pp. 11230-1.
See Debates, December 16, 1966, pp. 11229-34.
See the Third Report of the Special Committee on Procedure, presented on December 6, 1968 (Journals, p. 435).
See, for example, Journals, September 16, 1991, pp. 270-1.

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