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Clause 10 — Proceedings in Parliament

Part of Bill Presented — Sustainable Energy (Local Plans) Bill – in the House of Commons at 5:13 pm on 1st July 2009.

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Photo of Bill Cash Bill Cash Conservative, Stone 5:13 pm, 1st July 2009

On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. In 1993, Speaker Boothroyd gave a warning that, in respect of article IX of the Bill of Rights, the courts should not interfere in the proceedings of the House. New clause 7 deals with article IX of the Bill of Rights and new clause 8 deals with the supremacy of Parliament. They go to the very heart of how we are governed in this country. Some 40 Members of Parliament have signed the new clauses, which are, furthermore, in the name of the official Opposition. Against that background, may I ask for your ruling on how it can be that those two new clauses have not been selected for debate, as a result of which the House has been put in peril?

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