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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 pm on 23rd March 2017.

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Photo of Peter Bone Peter Bone Conservative, Wellingborough 12:00 pm, 23rd March 2017

The negative procedure for statutory instruments should be used for uncontroversial matters. I am very grateful that the Government have accepted that when they are prayed against they will be debated.

Returning to normal, we are obviously going to have a lot of Bills in relation to the EU in the next Parliament, and we will also want to continue with normal business. Has the Leader of the House given any thought either to extending the sitting hours, or sitting on the Fridays that we do not sit for private Members’ Bills, and could we have a statement next week?