National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill

Part of the debate – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:30 am on 4th February 2015.

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Photo of David Nuttall David Nuttall Conservative, Bury North 10:30 am, 4th February 2015

I had forgotten about that particular provision in the Fixed-term Parliaments Act. I am sure the hon. Member for Eltham will have been delighted to hear that news, because he may well choose to petition the Prime Minister to extend this Parliament in order to try and further consider the Bill—but that is a matter for the hon. Gentleman.

Let me return to the guidance note, because I need to explain why I have or have not followed it. It states:

“(The Committee may not sit more than once on the day of its first sitting without the leave of the House, and such leave is rarely if ever granted for private Members’ Bills.) A morning sitting usually starts”—