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Business of the House - Motion on Standing Orders

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:07 pm on 8th April 2019.

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Photo of Lord Strathclyde Lord Strathclyde Conservative 3:07 pm, 8th April 2019

My Lords, I too will reflect briefly on what happened on Thursday, when the House did not serve the interests of the people we serve, Parliament, or indeed this House and ourselves. I hope that my noble friend the Leader of the House might consider asking the Procedure Committee to examine what happened on Thursday, either to make sure that it is not repeated or so that we manage ourselves in a better way. In addition, the usual channels should acknowledge that the House operates considerably better when the usual channels are aligned, as they are today, rather than when they are not, as was the case on Thursday.