Amendment 7

Part of European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill - Committee – in the House of Lords at 4:45 pm on 8th April 2019.

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Photo of Lord Butler of Brockwell Lord Butler of Brockwell Crossbench 4:45 pm, 8th April 2019

My Lords, I hope that this is an unnecessary fear, but it ought to be clarified. My worry, which I am sorry to say has been intensified by what happened on Thursday, is that if an affirmative resolution is needed on Friday or Saturday, is there a risk that it could be filibustered and therefore not passed? We would then crash out because of that obstruction to the business of the House. As I say, that worries me very much, so for that reason I support the inclusion of Clause 2.