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Privilege (Withdrawal Agreement: Legal Advice)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:44 pm on 4th December 2018.

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Photo of Oliver Heald Oliver Heald Conservative, North East Hertfordshire 2:44 pm, 4th December 2018

The hon. Gentleman knows that our Committees often ask for papers and sometimes the response to such requests is to say that the documents are legally professionally privileged. In those circumstances, the House tends to use a bit of discretion and common sense and often an agreement is reached about exactly what is to be disclosed. Is not that what is needed here?