[John Bercow in the Chair] — Overseas Territories

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 3:41 pm on 23rd April 2009.

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Photo of Jeremy Corbyn Jeremy Corbyn Labour, Islington North 3:41 pm, 23rd April 2009

Does my hon. Friend acknowledge that that state of affairs will continue with no change while we continue with the mediaeval system of Orders in Council, whereby the Government may obtain the signature of the Head of State and bypass Parliament in its entirety, and we have no means of challenging that?