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Backbench Business — Badger Cull

Part of Royal Assent – in the House of Commons at 4:56 pm on 13th March 2014.

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Photo of Angela Eagle Angela Eagle Shadow Leader of the House of Commons 4:56 pm, 13th March 2014

Further to that point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker. This is now the second time the House has debated this issue on a Back-Bench motion, with overwhelming votes to stop the cull. What good is it having debates in Parliament if the Government are wilfully staying out of the Lobby, not involving themselves in voting for the policy that they are pursuing in the country, and taking no notice whatsoever of votes of this House. Is not this making this House an irrelevance?