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Business of the House

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:05 pm on 1st April 2019.

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Photo of Margaret Beckett Margaret Beckett Chair, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) 4:05 pm, 1st April 2019

Being something of a traditionalist in these matters, I have a good deal of sympathy with the points that the hon. Gentleman is making. I very much dislike the necessity, which has been forced on the House, to take control of the business from the Government because they are simply not doing their business. However, I would have much more sympathy for the complaint being made by him and some of his friends if they ever seemed to notice the constitutional innovation that has been practised many times by this Prime Minister when something has been voted on in this House and the result of that vote has simply been ignored.