Parliamentary oversight of negotiations

Part of Informal European Council – in the House of Commons at 6:45 pm on 6th February 2017.

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Photo of Chris Leslie Chris Leslie Labour/Co-operative, Nottingham East 6:45 pm, 6th February 2017

Absolutely. When hon. Members are asked by their constituents, “What time did you have to debate financial services?”, they will have to say, “There was only a couple of hours or maybe just a few minutes. I didn’t say anything about it because of the ridiculous programme motion that we put in place to curtail debate.”