Point of Order on nursing bursaries

Posted on March 23rd, 2018

I raised a Point of Order on Thursday 22 March 2018. A Point of Order is a clarification on a matter of procedure in the House of Commons.

 

Valerie Vaz MP: “On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. I draw attention to the statutory instrument that I mentioned this morning at business questions in relation to nursing bursaries that are changed into loans for postgraduate students. Have you heard whether a debate will be scheduled before 28 March, which is the last day for praying against the statutory instrument? If a debate is scheduled after the recess—from 16 April—I ask your advice on whether I could seek an undertaking that if the House agrees to vote against that statutory instrument, it will be revoked.”

 

Madam Deputy Speaker: “I thank the hon. Lady for her point of order. I have not received any information from the Government on the matter she raises, but the Leader of the House is here, and I suggest that the hon. Lady discusses the specific point she raises through the usual channels.”