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If lost, the Commons has 14 days to vote confidence in the Government or in someone else. Otherwise a general election is precipitated. Does that mean 14 sitting days, or do days during the prorogation count, in which case, effectively, the Commons has no opportunity to propose an alternate Prime Minister.

We shouldn't really have to be asking such questions, they should be clearly laid out either in a written Constitution or in legislation... or am I missing something?

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Sep 6th, 2019 at 03:46:59 PM EST
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The Act just says "14 days". Probably Parliamentary working days, but it doesn't say.

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by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Sat Sep 7th, 2019 at 01:35:25 PM EST
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is permitted, as a practical matter.

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by Cat on Sat Sep 7th, 2019 at 04:17:50 PM EST
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