I came across this tweet by BBC political correspondent Ross Hawkins:
FWIW wise hand says govt can’t ‘pull’ a bill. They can leave it in a sort of suspended parliamentary animation, they say, by declining to progress it but they can’t terminate it
What does that "suspended parliamentary animation" refer to? Why can't a minister simply 'pull' a bill to terminate its progress? I think this tweet is in progress to a bill that hasn't been voted on, but I am not entirely sure. For context, I came across it in today's BBC liveblog entitled MPs debating Brexit bill ahead of crunch vote.