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Part of Speaker’s Statement – in the House of Commons at 7:15 pm on 23rd October 2019.

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Photo of Mary Creagh Mary Creagh Chair, Environmental Audit Committee 7:15 pm, 23rd October 2019

Further to that point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker. I think that that last comment was unworthy of Mr Baker. The Prime Minister got out of the first date by, I believe, proroguing Parliament. Clearly, the programming of the business for this week, which would have seen us on the Report stage on the withdrawal agreement Bill, would have meant that the Prime Minister, quite rightly, would have had to be in the Chamber. Is it in order for the Prime Minister to use smoke and mirrors to pretend that he is coming to the Liaison Committee but always find a way to wriggle out of the back door and never be accountable?