Motion made, and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)),
That the draft West Midlands Combined Authority Order 2016, which was laid before this House on 28 April, in the last Session of Parliament, be approved.—(Mel Stride.)
The Speaker’s opinion as to the decision of the Question being challenged, the Division was deferred until Wednesday 15 June (Standing Order No. 41A).
Representation of the People
That the draft Representation of the People (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2016, which were laid before this House on 28 April, in the last Session of Parliament, be approved.—(Mel Stride.)
Question agreed to.
Order. Before we come to the Adjournment debate, I propose with the agreement of colleagues to suspend the sitting of the House for approximately five minutes in order that a photograph—perhaps more than one photograph—can be taken on what is, I think, a momentous occasion. It is an occasion of commemoration and of celebration. The bells will be rung a minute or two before the sitting is due to resume.