Sittings of the House (29 March)

Part of Business of the House – in the House of Commons at 5:35 pm on 28th March 2019.

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Photo of Geoffrey Cox Geoffrey Cox The Attorney-General 5:35 pm, 28th March 2019

Further to that point of order, Mr Speaker. I rise out of respect to those asking questions about why the motion was late. I do apologise to Valerie Vaz—I was anxious to get it to her and to others as soon as I could—but I was particularly concerned that the motion should comply with your ruling, Mr Speaker. Therefore—I hope you will permit me to divulge this—as a result of some discussion with you, I am afraid that it was concluded only shortly before the time we came into the House. [Interruption.] Well, I cannot speak for that, but I say to the House that I am sorry it was late, but it was a matter that needed to comply with your important ruling, Mr Speaker.