Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill (Programme) (No. 2)
Onshore Wind Turbines (Proximity of Habitation)
Jack Straw (Lord Chancellor, Ministry of Justice; Blackburn, Labour)
I see that there is approbation for that. A knife is proposed to fall today after debate on the proposals in respect of the civil service, and another on the second day-tomorrow-after debate on a number of important issues. Once we get to the third day, no knife will fall for two days. So the quicker that we can deal with the proposals on treaties and protests, the sooner we can get on to those on the House of Lords.
My judgment is that the proposals on treaties and protests need not take a huge amount of time, as there is general agreement about them. There will be a debate about the House of Lords proposals, but we will have two days for it. The motion protects that debate, rather than running it into the buffers.