Customs duties

Part of European Union (Withdrawal) Bill – in the House of Commons at 5:45 pm on 20th December 2017.

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Photo of Frank Field Frank Field Chair, Work and Pensions Committee 5:45 pm, 20th December 2017

Ah! They are like spoiled children, aren’t they?

Is not another objection, if not the real objection, to the point made by Mr Clarke that it is the sort of point that should have been made in a Second Reading debate? We have two days for Report and Third Reading. That may be a stage at which the Government wish to look at these things, and it might be a time for huge innovation. Now is not the time to take Second Reading points, which could be dealt with later in the whole proceedings.