Orders of the Day — Hunting Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 18th November 2004.

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Photo of James Gray James Gray Conservative, North Wiltshire 2:30 pm, 18th November 2004

In a moment, of course I will.

There can be no possible parliamentary precedent for the use of that ultimate nuclear procedural device, the Parliament Act, to force through a Bill that the leaders of the Government and holders of the great offices of state, who will be required to implement it, specifically and repeatedly voted against. The Parliament Act 1949 will itself be subject to judicial review in the months ahead, as will this most bizarre and unprecedented use of it.