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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:13 am on 25th June 2020.

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Photo of Jeff Smith Jeff Smith Opposition Whip (Commons) 11:13 am, 25th June 2020

Last night, we saw once again unsafe bottlenecks in the corridors and behind your Chair, Mr Speaker, as Members queued to vote and then queued to leave after voting. Of course, we had a perfectly good remote voting system that had been developed and refined and was working well until the Leader of the House insisted on abandoning it. Can he tell us the cost of developing that system and the total cost of the various iterations of voting systems that have been developed in recent weeks? If he does not have the figure to hand—I would not necessarily expect him to—I am happy for him to write to me.