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Business of the House (Today)

Volume 705: debated on Wednesday 8 December 2021

I beg to move,

That the Order of 7 December 2021 (Business of the House (8 December)) be varied as follows:

After “three hours” insert—

“; such business may be interrupted by any statement made by a Minister of the Crown, and in calculating the three hours no account shall be taken of the time taken by any such statement.”

The motion amends the business motion agreed yesterday to allow the Opposition day debate to continue for three hours, with time in lieu for the time taken for the Government statement.

In this unusual situation, and to facilitate this important statement, I accept the need to have the motion without notice.

Question put and agreed to.