European Union (Withdrawal) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:35 pm on 7th September 2017.

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Photo of Kenneth Clarke Kenneth Clarke Father of the House of Commons 2:35 pm, 7th September 2017

May I remind my hon. Friend of his contribution to the debates on the Maastricht treaty? He made most of the arguments then that he is making now, but I do not recall him being so enthusiastic for legislation to be speedily passed through this House with no proper powers retained over any of the detail. When did his conversion to this new prompt procedure take place?