Amendment to the Motion

Part of Business of the House - Motion on Standing Orders – in the House of Lords at 3:15 pm on 4th April 2019.

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Photo of Baroness Noakes Baroness Noakes Conservative 3:15 pm, 4th April 2019

My noble friend makes very good points. I hope that the Front Bench opposite is reflecting on them.

The House is being asked to handle this Bill on a one-day basis and, in effect, tear up the rules under which we normally consider legislation. This has led to a speakers’ list being closed before this business Motion is even finished. This Motion was not available to noble Lords until they came in this morning, so some will not have had the opportunity to put their names down to speak at Second Reading.