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Part of Speaker’s Statement – in the House of Commons at 3:13 pm on 15th October 2019.

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Photo of Hugo Swire Hugo Swire Conservative, East Devon 3:13 pm, 15th October 2019

The right hon. and learned Gentleman, in his typically eloquent way, has merely rehearsed why this Government and this Parliament are in a state of paralysis: because we are reintroducing these Bills time and time again, and it is groundhog day every day now. The public are looking on in blank amazement as we continue to procrastinate. Where does he stand on the subject of a general election? It seems to me that the only way that we can act properly as a Parliament is to try to get a majority, of whichever party, in order that we can enact this legislation.