What I have learned today in Parliament

Just a very quick post before I head off home. Went into Chamber right at end of the Equality Bill Second Reading, at 9.59pm, to see Vera Baird in full flow but with Harriet Harman tugging frantically at her jacket to try to get her to sit down.

I didn’t know till now but on a Second Reading if the Minister is still speaking at 10pm, it means the Bill is lost. I thought you could just carry on speaking till the Speaker called time, but no, apparently not. You learn something every day.

Division bell has gone again. Wasn’t expecting that. Bye!

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