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 Seema Malhotra Seema Malhotra Labour/Co-operative, Feltham and Heston 12:36 pm, 7th November 2017

The House will be absolutely staggered to hear Ministers say today that it is not the case that 58 sectoral analyses exist. In his evidence to the Select Committee, the Secretary of State said that the Prime Minister had seen the summaries, and that they comprised excruciating detail. In its response to my freedom of information request, the Department said that the initial exercise had concluded and, as such, all of the studies referred to had been completed. Will the Minister explain exactly what the Prime Minister saw, given that the Department does not have the studies, and could the studies—as referred to, perhaps, in the initial exercise, and as shown, I suspect, to the Prime Minister—be released to the Select Committee today?