Article 50

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

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Photo of Anna Soubry Anna Soubry Conservative, Broxtowe 12:39, 24 January 2017

Well, there was one question on the paper: leave or remain. We are leaving the European Union—that is accepted.

I take my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State as a man of his word. When I voted for the two-part motion in December, I did not agree with triggering article 50 at the end of March, but I voted for the motion in the spirit that we would have a plan—I would like a White Paper—that we could debate. That would bring us together. What does my right hon. Friend have to lose by having a debate on a White Paper?