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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 Chris Bryant Chris Bryant Chair, Finance Committee (Commons) 4:05 pm, 1st April 2019

But the historical precedent is that when a Government lose their major policy—whether it is a financial policy, or in this case their most significant policy—they resign. They do not hang about for a vote of no confidence; they automatically resign. That is always been the historical precedent, and it is a bit of a surprise that they have not done it in this case.