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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Leader of the House – in the House of Commons at 9:30 am on 5 March 2015.

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Photo of Thomas Docherty Thomas Docherty Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons 9:30, 5 March 2015

The reality is that too many Bills have been leaving the House of Commons without adequate scrutiny and have to be salvaged in the other place. My hon. Friend Ms Eagle has proposed a new stage for Commons scrutiny—the whole House scrutiny stage. Does the Deputy Leader of the House accept that we need to improve scrutiny in this place, rather than simply using the Lords to bail us out?