Article 50

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:39 pm on 24th January 2017.

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Photo of Bill Cash Bill Cash Chair, European Scrutiny Committee 12:39 pm, 24th January 2017

The Supreme Court this morning ruled that the form of the Bill is

“entirely a matter for Parliament.”

The judgment also indicated that the issues before the Supreme Court have nothing to do with the

“political…merits of the decision to withdraw, the timetable and terms of so doing, or…any future relationship between the UK and the EU.”

Will my right hon. Friend confirm that, in relation to any potential amendments, the Bill itself will be short and tightly drawn to give effect exclusively to the Supreme Court decision?