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 Yvette Cooper Yvette Cooper Chair, Home Affairs Committee 12:39 pm, 24th January 2017

I agree with the Secretary of State that Parliament must respect the result of the referendum, but I hope that he agrees that the Government do not have a blank cheque from either Parliament or the public on what kind of Brexit they now pursue. He says that there will be votes in the process. Given that the Government have said they are ruling out being in the customs union, the common external tariff and the common commercial policy, and that, as he knows, there are strongly held views on different sides about the impact that that will have on our manufacturing industry, which will be crucial to our future, can the right hon. Gentleman say when he will give Parliament a vote on that decision?