Exiting the Eu: Sectoral Analysis

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:36 pm on 7th November 2017.

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Photo of Anna Soubry Anna Soubry Conservative, Broxtowe 12:36 pm, 7th November 2017

Unlike the Minister, I attended the entire debate. I have gone back on my phone to look at the words of the Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, my hon. Friend Mr Walker, and I make it absolutely clear—the Hansard record of the debate is absolutely clear—that the nuts and bolts of the debate were about redaction. The argument that the Government advanced was that some material in the papers would be commercially sensitive and might have an impact on the negotiations. Will the Minister please take this matter seriously? This is a gross contempt of this place. The Government were specifically asked what, if they were not going to vote against the motion, was their problem. Disclose this material, and disclose it properly and quickly.