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Business of the House

Volume 794: debated on Wednesday 9 January 2019

Motion on Standing Orders

Tabled by

That Standing Order 30 (No Lord to speak more than once to a Motion) be suspended in respect of the debate on the motion in the name of Lord Callanan relating to section 13(1)(c) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 to enable those members who spoke to the motion in the same terms on Wednesday 5 or Thursday 6 December to do so again.

My Lords, I beg to move the Motion standing in the name of my noble friend the Leader of the House. In doing so, I should say that the Motion, if agreed to unamended, would allow those noble Lords who spoke on 5 or 6 December, to do so again if they so wish. Given the way the previous debate was abruptly curtailed, before any of the winding speeches had been heard, and following representation from Members on all sides of the House, who spoke previously, it would seem to me to be the sensible thing to do. I beg to move.

Amendment to the Motion

Tabled by

Leave out from “that” to end and insert “the debate in the name of Lord Callanan be concluded on Wednesday 9 January and in accordance with the usual rules of debate”.

My Lords, in view of the votes of the House of Commons earlier this afternoon, I will not move this amendment.

Amendment not moved.

Motion agreed.