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Part of Debate on the Address – in the House of Commons at 4:41 pm on 16th October 2019.

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Photo of Steve Double Steve Double Conservative, St Austell and Newquay 4:41 pm, 16th October 2019

It is a great pleasure to follow Sarah Champion. I have great respect for her and for her work to speak up for some of the most vulnerable people not only in her constituency but across the country.

I rise to speak very much in favour of this Queen’s Speech. I have been listening closely to the debate, and I am slightly puzzled by some Opposition Members’ complaining as though this Queen’s Speech is, somehow, a pre-election announcement from the Government when, of course, they could have stopped that happening. They twice had the opportunity to vote for an election, and we would then not have had a Queen’s Speech until after that election. I am still puzzled by why they did not take that opportunity.