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Treasury Spending: Grants to Devolved Institutions

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:30 pm on 3rd July 2018.

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Photo of Patrick Grady Patrick Grady SNP Chief Whip 6:30 pm, 3rd July 2018

I understand that there are hordes of people around London this evening looking for 90 minutes of entertainment on a green playing field, and where better to look than the House of Commons? We have been thoroughly entertained already and I am sure that there is nothing else in this evening’s line-up that could be as interesting. I want to start by congratulating my hon. Friend Stewart Malcolm McDonald on securing this debate, and the Backbench Business Committee and the Liaison Committee on securing the time for him. My hon. Friend unfortunately took unwell morning and is unable to be here. I say gently to Members who criticise people for their absence that they should perhaps not do so from a position of ignorance.