National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill

Part of the debate – in a Public Bill Committee at 9:30 am on 4th February 2015.

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Photo of Jacob Rees-Mogg Jacob Rees-Mogg Conservative, North East Somerset 9:30 am, 4th February 2015

I assumed that my hon. Friend had gone for 10 o’clock as a courtesy to the Clerks because, when the Procedure Committee discussed the changing of the hours, one point made by the then Clerk of the House, Sir Robert Rogers—now Lord Lisvane—was that if the House starts early, sometimes the Clerks have to get in enormously early in the morning to ensure that all the papers are ready, and that giving them an extra half hour would allow their brains to have the proper rest that they need to function in the remarkably effective way in which our Clerks’ brains always operate.