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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 Alison Thewliss Alison Thewliss Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Cities) 3:35 pm, 18th April 2017

The Government’s ridiculous rape clause came into force on 6 April, with no parliamentary scrutiny. The usual channels had promised that a Delegated Legislation Committee would be held to provide some parliamentary scrutiny of that despicable policy. Will that now happen, given that Parliament is to be dissolved very soon?