It has been a busy and full week in Parliament, the House sitting on a Friday as well as it’s usual Monday to Thursday programme. The week proved to be rather eventful. The opposition were able to corner the Government by using an old procedure to compel the Government to act on their opposition day motion by making the vote binding. Further to this the week saw the debating of two Private Members Bills. The Bill to support Seni’s Law in relation to restraint of people with mental health problems passed unopposed. The Votes at 16 Bill was talked out so fell. All in all the week has been something of a triumph for the pro-cess of Parliament, showing that the function of the institution is still going strong and prospering. This was all done with the background of a shake up in the Government following the resignation of Sir Michael Fallon and the appointment of the former chief Whip Gavin Williamson to the now vacant position of Defence Minister.
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