Scheduling of Parliamentary Business

Part of Bill Presented – in the House of Commons at 7:21 pm on 17th July 2017.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham 7:21 pm, 17th July 2017

This point has not really been raised in this debate, but is not the real reason why the Government are doing this the fact that there can be votes on those debates? The Government are scared of a number of individuals on their Back Benches doing what my right hon. Friend Mr Howarth said, which is voting in the national interest rather than their party’s interest.