European Union (Withdrawal) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:18 pm on 7th September 2017.

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Photo of Yvette Cooper Yvette Cooper Chair, Home Affairs Committee 12:18 pm, 7th September 2017

The Secretary of State will know that the key issue is not what Ministers say the aim of the Bill is, but what are the actual powers that are contained in it. So can he tell the House what safeguards there are anywhere in the Bill—in statute—that would prevent Ministers from using clause 7, clause 9 or clause 17 to completely rewrite extradition policy in future, in relation to the demise of the European arrest warrant, without coming back to Parliament with primary legislation?