Committee (11th Day)

Part of Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill – in the House of Lords at 6:15 pm on 19th January 2011.

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Photo of Lord Addington Lord Addington Liberal Democrat 6:15 pm, 19th January 2011

My Lords, I have been in this House for well over 20 years and have seen many long debates. I have never experienced anything like what has gone on on this Bill. There has been almost a relay of speeches designed to inform you about just about anything other than about what is on the Order Paper. Somewhere there will be a pedant's description of what a filibuster actually is, but this looks and smells like one. That is where we have got to.