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Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 4:09 pm on 16th October 2019.

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Photo of Lord Hannay of Chiswick Lord Hannay of Chiswick Crossbench 4:09 pm, 16th October 2019

My Lords, I am afraid that that is very far from the truth. The reason it was not opposed here was because of the Salisbury convention, which says that, if a party wins an overall majority in an election with such an issue in its manifesto, this House will not oppose legislation on that issue. That was the sole reason it was not opposed in this House—none other.