EU Referendum: Political Consequences

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Wales – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 13 July 2016.

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Photo of Paul Flynn Paul Flynn Shadow Leader of the House of Commons, Shadow Secretary of State for Wales 12:00, 13 July 2016

The Secretary of State’s answers have been predictably vacuous and ambiguous. I want to give him a chance to boost his promotion hopes today by flouting all parliamentary traditions and giving a straight answer. Brexit is perilous to Wales, especially to the steel industry. There will be an immediate loss of £600 million, and there could be further losses later. The simple question—a one-word answer will do—is this: will he guarantee that under Brexit Wales will not lose any of the funding that it has now?