Amendment 2

Part of Dissolution and Calling of Parliament Bill - Committee – in the House of Lords at 7:30 pm on 25th January 2022.

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Photo of Lord Sherbourne of Didsbury Lord Sherbourne of Didsbury Conservative 7:30 pm, 25th January 2022

I just think that if you gave the House of Commons the opportunity to veto it, and the Government of the day simply could not get on with their business, which is what would probably happen, then we would have a problem. I come back to the point I made with my noble friend Lord Lansley: if you have a Government with a minority, or without a working majority, that Prime Minister may not be able to get the support of Parliament; but he or she needs it to be able to have an effective working Government.