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Privilege (Withdrawal Agreement: Legal Advice)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:00 pm on 4th December 2018.

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Photo of Chris Philp Chris Philp Conservative, Croydon South 4:00 pm, 4th December 2018

I must conclude, because Mr Speaker wishes to move on with the business. That independent person decides what gets publicly disclosed. No such device or mechanism was available to this House on 13 November and it strikes me that the Privileges Committee is a suitable forum in which the balance between the desire for disclosure and the public interest can be struck, and it is appropriate that that balance is struck in private. I will therefore be supporting the amendment. I know that you wish to move on, Mr Speaker, so I will conclude my remarks there.