Nomination of Members to Committees

Part of Business of the House (Today) – in the House of Commons at 8:41 pm on 12th September 2017.

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Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper Conservative, Forest of Dean 8:41 pm, 12th September 2017

I hesitate to start talking about spreadsheets on the Floor of the House, but the hon. Gentleman has tempted me. It is true that the Conservative party does not have a majority by itself—[Interruption.] That is not a revelation. But the Government command a majority because they have the support of a smaller party. If we take those two together, which is all that we are talking about, we do have a majority. The official Opposition party does not command a majority in the House either, but the hon. Gentleman is suggesting that that should be the case.