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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

Under the negative procedure, which is referred to regularly in the Bill, it is entirely up to the Government whether to allow a debate and a vote at all, and in the last 12 instances where the House has demanded a debate and a vote, including on very important issues, they have granted them on only four occasions.