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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:52 pm on 21st April 2021.

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Photo of Jacob Rees-Mogg Jacob Rees-Mogg Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons 5:52 pm, 21st April 2021

There is not a great deal to say beyond what has already been said, other than to record my thanks to all those who have spoken in the debate for their support. Owen Thompson and I look forward to debating the question of Scottish independence at every other possible opportunity, wheedling it in to every debate however far from the subject matter at hand it happens to be.

I am grateful for the support of Valerie Vaz, my shadow, and for the work of the members of the Sponsor Body, my right hon. Friend Damian Hinds and my hon. Friend Ian Levy, who made very important points about how they seek to carry out their role. I think my right hon. Friend’s point about representing the House of Commons to the Sponsor Body rather than the Sponsor Body to the House of Commons is absolutely fundamental.

I reiterate my thanks to Tommy Sheppard, who served with great distinction. He continues to serve in this House with considerable distinction, and he was also my opposite number for a time, which he did with great charm and elan. I commend the motion to the House.

Question put and agreed to.