Privilege (Withdrawal Agreement: Legal Advice)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:34 pm on 4th December 2018.

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Photo of David Davies David Davies Chair, Welsh Affairs Committee 3:34 pm, 4th December 2018

Publishing the legal advice on the Brexit Bill would be a “dangerous precedent”. Those are not my words, but the words of Mike Russell, MSP, who back in March was the Scottish National party’s Brexit Minister. He was talking about the UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Legal Continuity) (Scotland) Bill. He refused to publish the legal advice because, he said, it would set a “dangerous precedent”.