Repeal of the European Communities Act 1972

Part of European Union (Withdrawal) Bill – in the House of Commons at 2:00 pm on 12th June 2018.

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Photo of Kenneth Clarke Kenneth Clarke Father of the House of Commons 2:00 pm, 12th June 2018

I will not, I am afraid, because had the suggestion been put to my hon. Friend during the Maastricht debates that if the Government got defeated on a resolution, they could take it over on their own and let Parliament know in due course what was going to happen, I do not think he would have welcomed it. I understand that we are in a different position.