Sir Edward Leigh contributions to the Pensions (Review of Women's Arrangements) (No. 2) Bill 2017-19

Thu 7th September 2017 Points of Order (Commons Chamber)
1st reading: House of Commons
2 interactions (112 words)

Points of Order

(1st reading: House of Commons)
(1st reading: House of Commons)
Sir Edward Leigh Excerpts
Thursday 7th September 2017

(2 years, 10 months ago)

Commons Chamber
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7 Sep 2017, 9:30 a.m.

On a point of order, Mr Speaker. I understand that a huge number of people have put in to speak today and on Monday. Hurricane Irma is a tragic and deadly event, but it is not heading towards our shores as Wind Brexit is. Whether that wind is just a gentle touch on the cheeks or a storm will depend on our efforts here. I urge the Government to try to desist from bringing statements to the House on Monday, so we can hear from a record number of Back Benchers. Indeed, I urge them to be generous with the House of Commons both in information and in time on every occasion.

Mr Speaker Hansard
7 Sep 2017, 9:30 a.m.

I agree with that view. It is one that I have articulated to the Government Chief Whip, and one to which I understood and understand he is sympathetic. For my own part—trying to be helpful—I can say that, notwithstanding my enthusiasm to serve the House in granting urgent questions where appropriate, colleagues will understand that the bar for urgent questions on Monday will be very high.