Business of the House

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:09 pm on 3rd April 2019.

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Photo of Patrick Grady Patrick Grady SNP Chief Whip 3:09 pm, 3rd April 2019

I had the great pleasure of serving with the hon. Gentleman on the Procedure Committee in the previous Parliament. I think it will be for the Procedure Committee to consider this situation, once all of this is finished—if it is ever finished—in more detail and see what lessons can be learned. I hope that when the Committee does that it will look to other Parliaments on these islands, such as the Parliament at Holyrood, which has a Business of the House Committee and allows programming decisions of this kind to be made by consensus across the parties. I hope the Procedure Committee will consider that as a way forward.