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Lord Speaker announces arrangements for Lords to resume

24 September 2019 (updated on 24 September 2019)

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The Lord Speaker, Lord Fowler, announced the arrangements for the House of Lords to resume. He said:

“Following discussions with the Government and the Opposition, the House of Lords will resume sitting tomorrow at the normal Wednesday time of 3pm and will also sit on Thursday at 11am. The House of Lords performs a vital constitutional function. It holds the Government of the day to account and will continue to do just that.”

Following this morning's Supreme Court ruling Lord Fowler said:

“The judgment of the Supreme Court today is clear; Parliament is not prorogued. It is my expectation that the House of Lords will resume sitting at the earliest opportunity and I am in discussions with the Leader of the House of Lords, the Leader of Her Majesty's Opposition and the other party leaders about the process.”

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