Business of the House (Private Members’ Bills)

Part of Adjournment (November and Christmas) – in the House of Commons at 8:46 pm on 17th July 2017.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley 8:46 pm, 17th July 2017

I am grateful to the hon. Lady for her comment, but the problem with ten-minute rule Bills is that they go to the back of the queue. The Bills that get precedence are those that come out of the ballot—they are the ones that get the best slice.

Of course, I understand why the hon. Member for Rhondda has tabled his amendment. Obviously, if I were in his shoes I would make the same argument: he wants 26 days rather than 13 because his Bill is top of the list and that would enhance his chances of getting it through. He is arguing out of natural self-interest and I do not blame him for doing so. If I had come top of the ballot—