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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:33 pm on 27th March 2019.

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Photo of Ed Vaizey Ed Vaizey Conservative, Wantage 2:33 pm, 27th March 2019

I call on my hon. Friend’s constitutional expertise. Is it an established convention or a novel convention for a Minister to propose a motion at the Dispatch Box and then to vote against it? Is it not the case that, in a hung Parliament, we tend to invent new conventions to cope with our novel situation?