Repeal of the European Communities Act 1972

Part of European Union (Withdrawal) Bill – in the House of Commons at 1:30 pm on 12th June 2018.

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Photo of David Davis David Davis The Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union 1:30 pm, 12th June 2018

I will give way in a moment.

It is accepted practice that Governments negotiate treaties, and this was the case for the European Communities Act 1972, the Lisbon treaty, the Nice treaty, the Amsterdam treaty and the Maastricht treaty. I do not remember any argument over Parliament undertaking those treaties from people who today argue that this amendment is appropriate.