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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:42 am on 17th September 2020.

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Photo of Peter Bone Peter Bone Conservative, Wellingborough 10:42 am, 17th September 2020

I was very cheered up at the beginning of business questions when I saw my hon. Friend Stuart Andrew, the Deputy Leader of the House, sitting next to my right hon. Friend. Last week, my hon. Friend undertook to go round to No. 10 and tell the Prime Minister off for making announcements to the media before making them to the House. Will the Leader of the House take that a little further? The rule of six, which limits the British people to gatherings of no more six, is a major change to the way this country works. Should not Parliament discuss those major changes first and vote on them? Could we have a statement next week, outlining that in future, before a major change in regulations relating to covid is made, an amendable motion is debated and approved in the House before the regulations come in? Perhaps it would be useful if the Deputy Leader of the House made that statement.