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On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. I was hoping to move my manuscript amendment on Report. If the Bill has been amended, it should be reported to the House, and therefore I would like to move the manuscript amendment standing in my name.
No, Madam Deputy Speaker. Now that the Bill has exited Committee, it is to be reported to the House. I have tabled a manuscript amendment for Report and should now like to move it.
In a supreme act of petulance, even though the Leader of the House and the Government got the Second Reading they so craved, they are now deciding that they are so fed up with this—their determination to put a border in the Irish sea is such—that they are just going to ram this Bill through in extra-unusual, atypical time when there is no time pressure requiring them to do so. Will we be...
Former Independent MP for Nottingham East
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election
Party was Labour until 30 Mar 2015; Labour/Co-operative until 17 Feb 2019
Also represented Shipley
Chris Leslie campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.