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Business of the House

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:35 pm on 18th April 2017.

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Photo of David Lidington David Lidington Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons 3:35 pm, 18th April 2017

I am astonished that the right hon. Gentleman, on behalf of the Liberal Democrats, was able to talk about political opportunism with a straight face. The Prime Minister alone has to take the decision to put forward the motion tomorrow, but it will be a decision for every Member of the House of Commons when we meet tomorrow to decide whether that motion is approved.