European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Sewel Convention

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:05 pm on 14th June 2018.

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Photo of Ian Murray Ian Murray Labour, Edinburgh South 1:05 pm, 14th June 2018

I thank the Secretary of State for taking up my invitation in my point of order yesterday to make a statement to the House today. I want to ask him a serious question to try to take some of the heat out of the bluff and bluster from both sides of the House. As I understand it, the Scottish Brexit Secretary signed off or agreed with the proposals during meetings, but they were then vetoed by the First Minister. That suggests to me that a deal could be done and that compromises could be made by both sides. Will the Secretary of State now do everything in his power to get all sides back around the table to find the distance that they can go between compromise and getting a deal?