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Business of the House

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:30 pm on 1st April 2019.

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Photo of Kate Hoey Kate Hoey Labour, Vauxhall 4:30 pm, 1st April 2019

I have grave concerns about the way we are dealing now with our business in this motion. I accept that we voted last week to have further discussion and indicative votes today, but the amendment tabled by my hon. Friend Gareth Snell would have given the House a chance to decide whether we wanted to continue this process, which Sir Oliver Letwin continues to undertake. I do not think we can continue to have a business motion that puts another day in and then not have a chance to have that vote.

I am concerned about that, but I also have another concern. I know that all my Labour colleagues, particularly those on the Front Bench, aspire to be in government and they should just remember that this process may well be used when we are in government. Would we like to see that happening?