European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:00 pm on 29th January 2019.

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Photo of Graham Brady Graham Brady Chair, Conservative Party 1922 Committee 5:00 pm, 29th January 2019

I will come on to those matters. I have very little time, but I assure the hon. Gentleman that that is my intention in speaking in this debate.

First, however, I wish to turn to the amendments that deal with procedure. I entirely accept what my right hon. and learned Friend the Father of the House said: it is the right of this House to change procedure. However, I would make a slightly different point, which is that I think it is unwise to change procedure without forethought. It is unwise to change procedure on the hoof or to do it for a particular purpose.