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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 20th July 2016.

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Photo of Theresa May Theresa May The Prime Minister, Leader of the Conservative Party 12:00 am, 20th July 2016

I think it absolutely right for us to create a new Department to focus on the work of negotiating the United Kingdom’s departure from the United Kingdom, and that Department will need the expertise that will enable it to undertake the negotiations.

I am very happy to remember the days that the hon. Gentleman and I spent campaigning in North West Durham at the time of a general election. Little did the voters of North West Durham know that the two unsuccessful candidates in that election would become leaders of two of the country’s political parties, although I would point out to the hon. Gentleman that my party is a little bit bigger than his.