Parliamentary approval for agreements with the Union

Part of European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill – in the House of Commons at 2:16 pm on 7th February 2017.

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Photo of Keir Starmer Keir Starmer Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union 2:16 pm, 7th February 2017

Minister, I am very grateful for that intervention. That is a huge and very important concession about the process that we are to embark on. The argument I have made about a vote over the last three months is that the vote must cover both the article 50 deal and any future relationship—I know that, for my colleagues, that is very important—and that that vote must take place before the deal is concluded, and I take that from what has just been said.