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 Jacob Rees-Mogg Jacob Rees-Mogg Conservative, North East Somerset 10:30 am, 4th February 2015

On a point of order, Mr Hood. Following what my right hon. Friend the Member for North East Hampshire said, the sittings motion is defective because it says that the Committee shall

“meet on Wednesdays at 9.25am and at 2.00pm when the House is sitting.”

The House is sitting today. If we were to pass the unamended motion, we would be passing an invalid motion, so we are debating amendments to a defective motion, and I would suggest therefore that we cannot carry on discussing this. We need to resume with a correct motion as the basis for amendments.