Scheduling of Parliamentary Business

Part of Bill Presented – in the House of Commons at 6:21 pm on 17th July 2017.

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Photo of Edward Leigh Edward Leigh Conservative, Gainsborough 6:21 pm, 17th July 2017

The SNP was granted the Chairs of two Select Committees. I cannot quite understand how it was that Members of all the other parties were entitled to vote for different candidates, which was very democratic, but SNP Members were given just one candidate for each post, which seems rather Stalinist. Can the hon. Gentleman explain that?