David Linden contributions to the Courts and Tribunals (Judiciary and Functions of Staff) Act 2018


Wed 12th December 2018 Courts and Tribunals (Judiciary and Functions of Staff) Bill [Lords] (Commons Chamber)
3rd reading: House of Commons
Report stage: House of Commons
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Courts and Tribunals (Judiciary and Functions of Staff) Bill [Lords]

(3rd reading: House of Commons)
(Report stage: House of Commons)
David Linden Excerpts
Wednesday 12th December 2018

(1 year, 9 months ago)

Commons Chamber
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Lucy Frazer Portrait Lucy Frazer - Hansard

indicated assent.

The House forthwith resolved itself into the Legislative Grand Committee (England and Wales) (Standing Order No. 83M).

[Dame Rosie Winterton in the Chair]

David Linden Portrait David Linden (Glasgow East) (SNP) - Parliament Live - Hansard

I beg to move, That the Committee sit in private.

Dame Rosie Winterton Portrait The Second Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means (Dame Rosie Winterton) - Hansard
12 Dec 2018, 3:49 p.m.

I am afraid I cannot accept that motion because the hon. Gentleman is not a member of the Committee.

David Linden Portrait David Linden - Hansard

On a point of order, Dame Rosie. I am grateful for your indulgence. Can you clarify that the reason why I cannot move that motion is that I represent a constituency in Scotland, and am rendered a second-class Member of the House by the legislative apartheid that is English votes for English laws?

Dame Rosie Winterton Portrait The Second Deputy Chairman - Hansard
12 Dec 2018, 3:49 p.m.

The point is that the Legislative Grand Committee represents Members of Parliament from England and Wales. In no way does that imply that the hon. Gentleman is second-class.

I remind hon. Members that if there is a Division, only Members representing constituencies in England and Wales may vote.

Resolved,

That the Committee consents to Clause 2 of the Courts and Tribunals (Judiciary and Functions of Staff) Bill [Lords] as amended in the public bill committee.—(Lucy Frazer.)

The occupant of the Chair left the Chair to report the decision of the Committee (Standing Order No. 83M(6)).

The Deputy Speaker resumed the Chair; decision reported.

David Linden Portrait David Linden - Hansard

On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. Before we return from the Legislative Grand Committee, my understanding is that, as a Member representing a Scottish constituency, while I may not be able to move a motion, I can contribute verbally. Is that correct?

Dame Rosie Winterton Portrait Madam Deputy Speaker - Hansard
12 Dec 2018, 3:53 p.m.

I am afraid that the hon. Gentleman has rather missed his chance.

David Linden Portrait David Linden - Hansard

I stood to catch your eye.

Dame Rosie Winterton Portrait Madam Deputy Speaker - Hansard
12 Dec 2018, 3:55 p.m.

No, I am afraid you did not. I am very sorry.

Third Reading