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Prorogation (Disclosure of Communications)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:11 pm on 9th September 2019.

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Photo of Rachel Maclean Rachel Maclean Conservative, Redditch 6:11 pm, 9th September 2019

That is a hypothetical point, because we have not yet passed this motion. As I said at the start of my remarks, I have not been here long and I have very limited experience, so I have worked with none.

This would be an unprecedented situation for individuals who came into public life and into politics for the best of reasons. They want to perform public service and carry out their offices, and this Humble Address puts them in an extremely difficult position.

Governments of all colours have special advisers, which is an established role. It is not just this Government who have special advisers. The Labour Government had special advisers, too. We need to be extremely careful about tying their hands and constraining their freedom to advise the Ministers with whom they work.