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 Nicky Morgan Nicky Morgan Conservative, Loughborough 12:39 pm, 24th January 2017

This House should be grateful to both the Supreme Court and the High Court for asserting parliamentary sovereignty and allowing us to have a say on the article 50 process. I agree with my right hon. Friend Alistair Burt, who has said that he will vote in favour of article 50—I will too. In the spirit of the question by my right hon. Friend Mr Duncan Smith, who called for a swift passage of the Bill—I agree with him—does the Secretary of State agree that when the House voted for the motion in December, it was not just in relation to the 31 March deadline but in relation to the publication of a plan? I would suggest to him that the passage of the Bill will be swifter if a White Paper is published and debates happen on that, too, and the article 50 process is separate.