Council of Europe

(asked on 29th September 2020) - View Source

Question to the Leader of the House:

To ask the Leader of the House, if he will make time for an annual debate in Government time on the role of the Council of Europe.


Answered by
Jacob Rees-Mogg Portrait
Jacob Rees-Mogg
Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons
This question was answered on 5th October 2020

My Hon Friend will appreciate that there are a number of competing demands for time in the House of Commons chamber. This includes ensuring adequate time for scrutiny of the government's legislative programme and meeting the standing order requirements to provide opposition and backbench time. While I am not in a position to commit to an annual debate on the Council of Europe, this is the type of subject matter for debate that my Hon Friend may wish to take up with the Backbench Business Committee.

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