Northern Ireland (Ministers, Elections and Petitions of Concern) Bill

Part of the debate – in a Public Bill Committee am 9:25 am ar 29 Mehefin 2021.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

Photo of Graham Stringer Graham Stringer Llafur, Blackley and Broughton 9:25, 29 Mehefin 2021

Before we begin, I have a few preliminary announcements. Hon. Members will understand the need to respect social distancing guidance, in line with the House of Commons Commission decision. Face coverings should be worn in Committee unless Members are speaking or medically exempt. Hansard colleagues would be grateful if Members emailed their speaking notes to hansardnotes@parliament.uk. Please switch electronic devices to silent mode. I remind Members—sometimes people forget—that tea and coffee are not allowed during sittings.

Today we will first consider the programme motion on the amendment paper, then a motion to enable the reporting of written evidence for publication and then a motion to allow us to deliberate in private about our questions before the oral evidence session. In view of the time available, I hope that we can deal with those matters formally, without debate.