Amendment to the Motion

Part of Business of the House - Motion on Standing Orders – in the House of Lords at 3:05 pm on 4th April 2019.

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Photo of Baroness Noakes Baroness Noakes Conservative 3:05 pm, 4th April 2019

I completely agree with my noble friend, which is why it is important to understand the implications of this. If, as I suspect, a number of amendments to the Bill will be tabled after Second Reading—of course, they cannot be tabled until then—the Public Bill Office will require considerable time in which to manage them. It will arrange for them to be printed, then noble Lords will obviously need to have sight of and consider them, as well as consider whether there are any appropriate groupings of them. This is not a rapid process, so we then come up against the issue of what time this will all happen. I have absolutely no idea.