National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill

Part of the debate – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:45 am on 4th February 2015.

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Photo of Greg Knight Greg Knight Conservative, East Yorkshire 10:45 am, 4th February 2015

My hon. Friend has rather missed the point I was making. Perhaps I did not explain it properly. In the days before timetabling of Government Bills, very often the Whip or the Minister would, at a later stage, move an amended timetable motion when it became clear that further time was necessary. Should not the promoter of the Bill have moved a mornings sitting motion at this stage, with the option of coming along later to add in afternoons, and is not that a reason why his motion should not be accepted by the Committee, because it is an option that we could return to at a later stage?