The Statutory Instrument confirming the date of the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union was confirmed yesterday following a vote in the House of Commons. The Instrument was passed by 475 votes to 59. The document was opposed by the Scottish National Party.
The main business in the Commons today is the first day of the Annual debate on what are called the Estimates in other words government spending. It is a very unclear process and indeed it is so unclear that the Procedure Committee on which I sit is conducting an Inquiry into the whole issue of Estimates.