Hand in mouth?

10th July 1998 at 01:00
THINGS They Wish They Hadn't Said. Phil Willis, Lib Dem member of the Commons select committee on education during a debate on college funding: "The select committee has recognised the problems of FE funding and the new resources that it proposes are welcome. However, the Treasury has seduced the select committee - although not the Hon. Member for Barking (Margaret Hodge), obviously. I would never accuse anyone of seducing her. I think at this point I had better move on."

Mr Deputy Speaker: "Perhaps it would be helpful if the Hon. Gentleman found another metaphor."

Mr Willis: "I believe that the hand of the Treasury has been on Labour members in the select committee."

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