Repeal of the European Communities Act 1972

Part of European Union (Withdrawal) Bill – in the House of Commons at 3:00 pm on 12th June 2018.

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Photo of Robert Buckland Robert Buckland The Solicitor-General 3:00 pm, 12th June 2018

Of course I accept that my right hon. and learned Friend and other colleagues wish to discuss further the role that Parliament will play in all the Brexit scenarios that may present themselves to us. We cannot bind the negotiations, nor can we disrespect the referendum result, but—as my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State said in his speech—we do commit ourselves to meeting to see how we can build on Her Majesty’s Government’s amendment (a) in lieu today, ahead of the Bill’s stages in the House of Lords, and to meeting my right hon. and learned Friend tomorrow in order to make that important progress on what we have achieved today.