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Early Parliamentary General Election Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:25 pm on 29th October 2019.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham 3:25 pm, 29th October 2019

No, it is worse than that. In the morning, the Labour Chief Whip asked through the usual channels whether he would be able to sit down to talk about a programme motion. It was the Government who refused to do that, and it is the Government who are refusing to bring back a programme motion. The idea that somehow this House is stopping debate on the withdrawal Bill is absolutely not true.