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Procedure of the House

Part of Business of the House (24, 25 and 26 March) (No. 2) – in the House of Commons at 1:15 pm on 26th March 2015.

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Photo of Gerald Howarth Gerald Howarth Conservative, Aldershot 1:15 pm, 26th March 2015

Indeed—who is?

I must say to my right hon. Friend the Leader of the House—whom I revere as well—that I feel very uncomfortable about the procedure that the Government have adopted, which has allowed only an hour for debate. I think that that is unfortunate, given that we are debating a House of Commons matter. However, I cannot vote with the Opposition, because, unlike my right hon. and hon. Friends, they have displayed a monolithic, partisan approach to this issue, which has demeaned them and, I am afraid, has done no credit to the House either.