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Queen's Speech — Debate (3rd Day)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 6:30 pm on 27th May 2010.

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Photo of Lord Elystan-Morgan Lord Elystan-Morgan Crossbench 6:30 pm, 27th May 2010

It seems to me that on Tuesday night David Heath was introducing a new institution into the situation, which was the period of 25, 30 or 35 days during which there would either be a failure to put together a Government, in which case there would be sudden death, or the whole matter would be prolonged. Was he speaking ex cathedra or not?