Amendment 2

Part of European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 6) Bill - Report – in the House of Lords at 2:00 pm on 6th September 2019.

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Photo of Lord Greaves Lord Greaves Liberal Democrat 2:00 pm, 6th September 2019

Notwithstanding what my noble friend and others have said about the amendment not making sense, the noble Lord’s argument is all based on the supposition that a general election can be held before 17 October, when there is a European Council. I am always interested to hear what the noble Lord says, because he has great expertise in these areas, but the Independent today reports that, if the Prime Minister loses the vote on Monday and does not achieve a general election on 15 October, he is going to resign his position. Would the noble Lord give us his expertise on how the provision in the Bill telling the Prime Minister to write a letter will apply if we no longer have a Prime Minister?