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Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 Committee - Motions to Approve

– in the House of Lords at 11:38 am on 6th June 2019.

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Baroness Evans of Bowes Park:

Moved by Baroness Evans of Bowes Park

That it is desirable that a Select Committee be appointed to consider post-legislative scrutiny of the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013, and that the Committee do report by 31 March 2020.

That it is desirable that a Select Committee be appointed to consider the social and economic impact of the gambling industry, and that the Committee do report by 31 March 2020.

That it is desirable that a Select Committee be appointed to consider democracy and digital technologies, and that the Committee do report by 31 March 2020.

That it is desirable that a Select Committee be appointed to consider the links between inequality, public health and food sustainability, and that the Committee do report by 31 March 2020.

Photo of Lord Rooker Lord Rooker Labour

Can I ask a question about this? I am constantly reading rumours from the other place that various candidates to be Prime Minister intend to prorogue Parliament to get Brexit through. If that is allowed to happen, is there any flexibility in changing the dates for these four Select Committees to report, or to allow them to sit during Prorogation?

Photo of Baroness Evans of Bowes Park Baroness Evans of Bowes Park Leader of the House of Lords and Lord Privy Seal

I have been reliably informed that we cannot sit during Prorogation, but we can change the dates.

Motions agreed.