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Business without Debate

Volume 680: debated on Thursday 24 September 2020

Business of the House (30 September)

Ordered,

That, at the sitting on Wednesday 30 September, notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 16 (Proceedings under an Act or on European Union documents) and Standing Order No. 17 (Delegated legislation (negative procedure))—

(1) debate on the Motions in the name of Keir Starmer relating to Town and Country Planning (SI, 2020, Nos. 632, 755 & 756) may continue for up to one and a half hours, after which the Speaker shall put forthwith the Questions necessary to dispose of each Motion;

(2) proceedings may continue, though opposed, beyond the moment of interruption; and

(3) Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply.—(David Duguid.)

I propose not to formally suspend the House as we come to the Adjournment, but I am pausing to allow people to leave in a quiet and orderly fashion and to allow those who need to be here—ah!—to be here. Mission accomplished.