Privilege (Withdrawal Agreement: Legal Advice)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:59 pm on 4th December 2018.

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Photo of Toby Perkins Toby Perkins Labour, Chesterfield 12:59 pm, 4th December 2018

The Leader of the House says that the Attorney General answered with candour. Indeed, he did, when he said that

“although the House says that I should disclose, I believe that the public interest compels me not to.”—[Official Report, 3 December 2018;
Vol. 650, c. 564.]

He made it clear that he was deliberately in contempt of Parliament.