Valerie responds to Business Statement

I responded to a statement from the Leader of the House on Monday 28 October 2019.

You can read my speech below:

I thank the Leader of the House for the statement. Can he say whether the Bill will be published shortly, or, in fact, when it will be published, and when it will be available in the Table Office? Will he tell us the scope of the Bill, and whether any amendments will be allowed?

It is quite strange, because the Government have just voted on a motion under the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011, but they now seek to bring forward a different Bill. It is very strange.

Finally, is this just another of the tick-box exercises that the special adviser has had on his decision tree?