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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:43 pm on 14th March 2017.

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Photo of Hilary Benn Hilary Benn Chair, Committee on Exiting the European Union 12:43 pm, 14th March 2017

The Prime Minister has spoken many times about the importance of achieving a good deal from the negotiations that the country is about to embark upon, yet in recent days the Foreign Secretary has said that leaving with no deal would be perfectly okay, while the Secretary of State for International Trade has said that not achieving a deal would be bad. Would the Prime Minister care to adjudicate and tell the House which of those Ministers was speaking for the Government?