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 Crispin Blunt Crispin Blunt Chair, Foreign Affairs Committee 12:39 pm, 24th January 2017

I welcome the Secretary of State’s commitment to giving as much information as he can to the House and its Committees. Given that, could he explain why the Government are not providing any evidence to the Foreign Affairs Committee’s inquiry into the practical consequences of leaving the European Union after two years with no agreement in place—an outcome that is a distinct possibility, and one over which the Government cannot command the outcome? Surely it would be best for the country and for every single company in the land that will be affected by this to understand the consequences as clearly as possible, so that they can plan for it.