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Business Statement

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:08 pm on 15th October 2019.

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Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper Conservative, Forest of Dean 2:08 pm, 15th October 2019

I did not intend to intervene on the Leader of the House until Tony Lloyd asked his question about Saturday. It might just be worth drawing this point to his attention, because he does raise some perfectly understandable diary uncertainty. The challenge around the Saturday sitting was really put in train by all those Members of the House who voted for the surrender Act. It is the deadline in that Act, Saturday 19 October, which would potentially necessitate the sitting of this House on that day, so if he has diary concerns, he should really look in the mirror.