Business of the House

Deidre Brock Excerpts
Wednesday 31st January 2024

(4 months ago)

Commons Chamber
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Penny Mordaunt Portrait Penny Mordaunt
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My hon. Friend is right that there has been a tremendous amount of discussion of these issues on the Floor of the House. As the Secretary of State acknowledged earlier, the Standing Orders protect time for debate on statutory instruments to 90 minutes. I am sure that my hon. Friend knows how to apply for a debate on a particular topic, but the Standing Orders will protect the time tomorrow.

Deidre Brock Portrait Deidre Brock (Edinburgh North and Leith) (SNP)
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There is little to add to this short statement, as there will be more discussion on this latest legislation tomorrow. I want to state on the record that I welcome the progress that has been made, particularly as a former Northern Ireland spokesperson. Of course, there is much to be done, so I send my sincerest best wishes to all those in the Assembly who, hopefully soon, will step up to their places and their great responsibilities to the people of Northern Ireland.

Penny Mordaunt Portrait Penny Mordaunt
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I thank the hon. Lady for her support in this matter, and I very much welcome her party’s support, too.