Early parliamentary general election

Part of Early Parliamentary General Election Bill – in the House of Commons at 5:47 pm on 29th October 2019.

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Photo of Stewart McDonald Stewart McDonald Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Defence) 5:47 pm, 29th October 2019

I point out to the Minister that there is no convention to have elections every two years, but we seem to be content to do that.

I want to take the Minister back to his important points on the Northern Ireland Budget Bill. We all want to see people get paid—we do not want a Republican-style shutdown of government in Northern Ireland—so will he answer the question I asked? Could we not resolve this dispute by sitting this Friday?