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Business of the House

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:20 pm on 1st April 2019.

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Photo of Jacob Rees-Mogg Jacob Rees-Mogg Conservative, North East Somerset 4:20 pm, 1st April 2019

I think it is reasonable to quote speeches made in the German Parliament. It is not as great a Parliament as this one or as noble a House as this House of Commons but, none the less, it is the Chamber of a House of an important ally and friend. What was said was extremely interesting. Just referring people to what has been said is not necessarily an endorsement. As the hon. Gentleman may have noticed, I just quoted from the motion before us, not because I endorse it but because it is interesting and important, so perhaps he should not jump to weird conclusions.

The other problem with this motion is the time it allows for debate. We will have quite a number of motions to consider, as we did yesterday.