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|14 Jan 2021, 1:33 p.m.||Rachael Maskell (Labour (Co-op) - York Central)||Rachael Maskell (Labour (Co-op) - York Central)|
Question to the Leader of the House:
To ask the Leader of the House, what discussions he has had with the House authorities on enabling full virtual participation in Westminster Hall debates.
Answered by Jacob Rees-Mogg - Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons
On 13 January, the House agreed a motion to suspend sittings in Westminster Hall. I refer the Hon. lady to my words during the debate on the question of virtual participation in Westminster Hall.