Prorogation of Parliament — [Joan Ryan in the Chair]

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 4:30 pm on 9th September 2019.

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Photo of Jeremy Wright Jeremy Wright Conservative, Kenilworth and Southam 4:30 pm, 9th September 2019

I agree with my hon. Friend that the public are keen for us to move on to the domestic agenda. Is it not the case, however, that we are talking about having a Queen’s Speech either in October, or in November, which would be after Brexit has taken place, given the Prime Minister’s determination to leave on 31 October? As my hon. Friend says, we may leave with no deal, and I agree that it would not be desirable or possible to take that off the table. Does Parliament not have an obligation to scrutinise the Government’s no-deal preparations, and should we not spend the five weeks during which we are to prorogue doing that, rather than anything else, including holding party conferences?