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Arrangement of Business

Volume 799: debated on Thursday 5 September 2019


My Lords, before the noble Baroness moves her Motion, I thought I should speak very briefly about our business for Monday and the items of business that were not reached yesterday—or, more accurately, this morning. At the end of today’s Second Reading debate, we will take the Third Reading of the Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill, followed by the Report stage of the Sentencing (Pre-consolidation Amendments) Bill. No amendments have been tabled, and we expect both Bills to be taken formally.

The two items of substantive business that have been displaced are the debate on the reports concerning the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act and the Second Reading of the High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill. They will take place on Monday. The running order will be confirmed via the next edition of House of Lords business.

Finally, I understand that the Public Bill Office will be accepting amendments for the Committee stage of the European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 6) Bill from now until 30 minutes after the conclusion of the Second Reading debate.

I will continue to talk to the usual channels about any further business for next week and will keep the House updated.