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 Tim Loughton Tim Loughton Conservative, East Worthing and Shoreham 8:41 pm, 12th September 2017

I am intrigued by the hon. Gentleman’s new-found enthusiasm for the blessed Margaret Thatcher, but are there not two solutions to the problem he is trying to set out? One is to have an Opposition majority on Standing Committees, which would inevitably lead to Government legislation being completely chopped up and returned to the Floor of the House in different form, and the second is to decide every piece of legislation in Committee of the whole House. Both those solutions would cause chaos. Is that what he actually wants?