Business of the House

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:11 am on 26th January 2017.

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Photo of David Lidington David Lidington Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons 11:11 am, 26th January 2017

Five allotted days can hardly be described as muzzling. The House voted both for the people to take the decision and for the March timetable for the triggering of article 50. The Bill’s passage through Parliament is intended to ensure that the House’s wishes can be delivered.