Alistair Burt spoke for nearly half an hour to “filibuster” the proposed Off-Patent Drugs Bill, a plan that had cross-party support from backbenchers.
A filibuster is a parliamentary procedure where debate over a proposed piece of legislation is extended, allowing one or more members to delay or entirely prevent a vote on the proposal. It is sometimes referred to as talking out a bill or talking a bill to death
For those of you who want to watch it (I guess in UK).
However there was cross-party support and apparently 13 of SNP MPs came down to London to see the Christmas Lights they could not embaress the Government as they didn’t get a chance to vote:-).
However was there enough people there anyway?
So the charities need to be strategic and have a rethink and then get 100,000 signatures to make Parliment debate this issue properly.