Parliamentary oversight of negotiations

Part of Informal European Council – in the House of Commons at 6:30 pm on 6th February 2017.

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Photo of Alberto Costa Alberto Costa Conservative, South Leicestershire 6:30 pm, 6th February 2017

I respect the judgments and comments of my right hon. and learned Friend. However, I read his recent article about his own thoughts on his first term in Parliament and how he would have dealt with a similar matter. I will leave it at that.

I have listened carefully to the valuable and honourable comments that have been made on this matter, particularly by Opposition Members, but I will support my Government and I will hold my Government to account in a way that I never see Opposition MPs from Scotland holding their Government to account.