Withdrawal Agreement: Legal Advice

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:34 am on 29th November 2018.

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Photo of Neil O'Brien Neil O'Brien Conservative, Harborough 10:34 am, 29th November 2018

Does the Solicitor General agree that if Members have important questions about the Government’s legal advice or the legal position, they will be able to find out the answers to those questions by asking the source of the Government’s legal advice—the Attorney General—in this House? Does he further agree that this is about a very important constitutional principle? If all 6,500 pieces of legal advice are published, all official advice, not just legal, will start to be published and we will have a situation in which candid advice will no longer be given. It will not be written down and, whoever is in government, we will not have proper functioning of Government.