Northern Ireland (Executive Formation and Exercise of Functions) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:12 pm on 24th October 2018.

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Photo of Owen Smith Owen Smith Labour, Pontypridd 1:12 pm, 24th October 2018

How do I respond to that, Mr Speaker? I grateful to the Secretary of State for giving way one last time. My question is about also about Hart. This is not grandstanding; it is pursuing an issue about which many of us—including, I know, the Secretary of State herself—feel very strongly. Is she saying that there is no prospect of legislating in this place to deal with the Hart recommendations, and that that will be done only once the Executive have been restored?