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Business of the House

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:00 pm on 28th October 2019.

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Photo of Matt Western Matt Western Labour, Warwick and Leamington 10:00 pm, 28th October 2019

The Leader of the House will correct me if I am wrong—it was before my time—but the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 was introduced to bring stability at a time of crisis. Surely, at a time of real crisis in our country, we should be using our time to explore the options—to take back control, as we were promised. We, as representatives of the public, should be there to scrutinise. What we are asking for across the House—whether it is Damian Green, Sir David Lidington, Alex Chalk or others—is more time. Will the Leader of the House grant us more time?