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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

My right hon. Friend the Northern Ireland Secretary is of course considering what difference, if any, should be made to his announced plans as a result of the Prime Minister’s announcement this morning. I will try to provide the hon. Gentleman with absolute clarity as soon as possible, but my expectation is that there will continue to be a need for such legislation.