Amendment 2

Part of Dissolution and Calling of Parliament Bill - Committee – in the House of Lords at 8:00 pm on 25th January 2022.

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Photo of Lord Lansley Lord Lansley Conservative 8:00 pm, 25th January 2022

My noble friend must address the point. The point is that if the requirement were not what the Fixed-term Parliaments Act required but a simple majority on a Motion in the House of Commons, the Prime Minister back in October 2019 would have secured a simple majority and got his election.