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I note what the hon. Lady has said. The second point is a political one, to which I will not respond. In relation to “Erskine May”, it is available free online. In relation to the same question convention, I simply make the point that when I pronounced on the same question convention on
“may I say how delighted I am that you have decided to follow precedent, which is something I am greatly in favour of?”—[Official Report,
Vol. 656, c. 778.]
He went on to make other supporting points. The person who responded in that way was none other than the Leader of the House, Mr Rees-Mogg. The Leader of the House was very much with me at that time on the same question convention. I take the same view seven months later, and it is for him to explain whether he does.