The debate begins May 15, 2006Posted by Julian Todd in Politics.
The home office questions finished at 3:30pm, and the house became empty. It goes down from about 70 to 40.
The program motion amending the motion on 9 february was amendmended by a voice vote in the first 3 minutes of the debate. It extended the debate to 2 days.
So much for those program motions if they can be changed verbally just like that as they go along. Why have them at all?
The govt says: "This is the third time since 1994 that the government has had to push through a measure like this." And then blamed huge changes due to Globalization, and the tearing down of the Berlin Wall.
I don't know the name of the MPs. Someone asked, could we see the shopping list from all the departments of the changes they want to see happen under this Bill? No such list has been seen.
See the comments for continued notes.