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Business without Debate

Volume 677: debated on Tuesday 16 June 2020

Delegated Legislation

Health and Personal Social Services

Motion made, and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)),

That the Abortion (Northern Ireland) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 (S.I, 2020, No. 503), dated 12 May 2020, a copy of which was laid before this House on 13 May, be approved.—(James Morris.)

The Deputy Speaker’s opinion as to the decision of the Question being challenged, the Division was deferred until Wednesday 17 June (Standing Order No. 41A).

On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. How can we, as individuals in this House and members of the Democratic Unionist party, ensure that right hon. and hon. Members are aware of the poll that took place in Northern Ireland 10 days ago indicating that 74% of the people are opposed to abortion, and of the decision by the Assembly to oppose it as well, which is very important when it comes to voting tomorrow?

I thank the hon. Gentleman for that point of order, or I think I thank him, because it is not really a point of order, as he has just done what he wanted to do. He speaks very frequently, so I feel confident that he will find an opportunity to make his points, possibly many times.

I will now suspend the House for just under three minutes before we move on to the next business.

Sitting suspended.