East of England Regional Grand Committee

– in the House of Commons at 8:47 pm on 1 February 2010.

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Motion made, and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 117A(3)),

That the East of England Regional Grand Committee shall meet at Westminster on Tuesday 23 February between 9.00 am and 1.00 pm to take questions under Standing Order No. 117B (Regional Grand Committees (questions for oral answer)) and to hold a general debate on priorities for a future regional strategy. - ( David Wright.)

The House divided: Ayes 284, Noes 83.

Division number 67 East of England Regional Grand Committee

Aye: 284 MPs

No: 83 MPs

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Question accordingly agreed to.

Photo of Michael Lord Michael Lord Deputy Speaker (Second Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means)

We come to the motion on section 5 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993. [Interruption.] Motion not moved.

Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. We have here a ludicrous situation in which the Government are trying to sneak things through at the end of the day's business. They are quite happy to move motions when there is no time for debate, but when there is roughly an hour to debate an issue, they do not want to move the motion. Can anything be done to make sure that motions on the Order Paper are moved when there is time to debate them in the House?

Photo of Michael Lord Michael Lord Deputy Speaker (Second Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means)

I say to the hon. Gentleman that we have done everything within the normal rules of the House; the Government's actions are a matter for the Government.