Business of the House

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:10 pm on 27th March 2019.

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Photo of George Freeman George Freeman Conservative, Mid Norfolk 2:10 pm, 27th March 2019

Further to the discussion during earlier points of order about whether this is a constitutional outrage, does the hon. Lady agree that since the civil war, this House is always controlled its own time, and that the only reason that the business of the House is normally controlled by the Government is that they have the consent of the majority that they carry and the confidence of the Members who support them? Today, the House is asserting its primacy in controlling the business of the House as it always has done and always will do.