Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) (No. 2) Bill - Second Reading (and remaining stages)

– in the House of Lords at 11:49 am on 14th March 2019.

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Bill read a second time. Committee negatived. Standing Order 46 having been dispensed with, the Bill was read a third time.


Moved by Lord Bates

That the Bill do now pass.

Photo of Lord Davies of Oldham Lord Davies of Oldham Shadow Spokesperson (Treasury)

My Lords, it is not customary for the Opposition to make any comments on the appropriations Bill and, in normal circumstances, we would not. There is no question of us seeking to delay the Bill as this is, appropriately, a House of Commons issue. But I ought to congratulate the Government in this week when their whole strategy has been an utter and total failure; I ought to congratulate the Minister on finding a Bill on which there is unanimous support.

Photo of Lord Bates Lord Bates The Minister of State, Department for International Development

I am grateful for the noble Lord’s support. We would love to have his support on the withdrawal agreement, and then we could all have a happy future.

Bill passed.