Standing Orders (Public Business)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:50 pm on 22nd October 2015.

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Photo of Helen Goodman Helen Goodman Labour, Bishop Auckland 2:50 pm, 22nd October 2015

My hon. Friend is making an excellent case and pointing out all the complications. Does he not agree that using this device of Standing Orders, which means that the other place has no possibility of discussing and voting on it, and giving us only an afternoon’s debate is an utter disgrace? Does he not think that it amounts to a coup?