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2nd Day

Part of European Union (Withdrawal) Bill – in the House of Commons at 5:08 pm on 11th September 2017.

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Photo of Chris Bryant Chris Bryant Labour, Rhondda 5:08 pm, 11th September 2017

On delegated legislation, the hon. Gentleman seems to think that it is okay if something is debated in Committee, but the truth of the matter is that the only motion that can be considered in a delegated legislation Committee is whether the Committee has or has not considered the matter in hand. In other words, if every member of the Committee voted against, the legislation would none the less come into law. That is the danger of relying on secondary legislation.