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Harriett Baldwin questions Government on weekend sitting

17th October 2019

Following the announcement of the Prime Minister’s new Brexit deal between the UK and the EU, Harriett Baldwin asks if the deal is passed on Saturday whether Parliament should consider sitting on the following Saturday to help ensure all necessary legislation is passed.

Harriett Baldwin (West Worcestershire) (Con)

Further to the question from my right hon. Friend the Member for Forest of Dean (Mr Harper), if we are able to sit this Saturday and pass the deal—heal with a deal—is it possible that we may also want to sit next weekend in order to expedite all the legislation needed to leave by 31 October?

Mr Rees-Mogg

May I congratulate my hon. Friend on her zeal for Parliament? I think there is only one other person in this House who has such zeal, Mr Speaker, and that is probably you. We will need to use time very efficiently in order to legislate by 31 October. I think it is safe to say that I do not expect us to have to sit next Saturday and that we should be able to do things in an orderly way before then, but I will obviously keep the House updated.



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