Leaving the Eu: Business of the House

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:35 pm on 12th June 2019.

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Photo of Bill Cash Bill Cash Chair, European Scrutiny Committee 3:35 pm, 12th June 2019

On that procedural point, the reality is that Standing Order No. 14 gives precedence to Government business for very good reasons. It is in accordance with our constitutional conventions and the Standing Orders that Government have a majority and that, in those circumstances—[Interruption.] They do. With the confidence and supply agreement with the DUP, we have a Government and that is the point. We have a Prime Minister. This motion does no more than open the door to the possibility that, by some permutation or other, there may be some argument about a prorogation or, indeed, about no deal. But that is not what this motion is about; it is an open-door policy—nothing more or less.