“Creation of UK-wide frameworks

Part of European Union (Withdrawal) Bill – in the House of Commons at 7:00 pm on 4th December 2017.

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Photo of Nick Thomas-Symonds Nick Thomas-Symonds Shadow Solicitor General, Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Security) 7:00 pm, 4th December 2017

I want to be absolutely clear about the new clause, because it says clearly:

Ministers of the Crown shall only create UK-wide frameworks if they have consulted with, and secured the agreement of, the affected devolved administrations.”

It is very, very clear. I agree with the hon. Gentleman that we should be working across parties as much as possible, but there is really no need to split hairs. That is very, very clear.