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Part of Immigration (Time Limit on Detention) – in the House of Commons at 1:11 pm on 5th December 2018.

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Photo of Douglas Ross Douglas Ross Conservative, Moray 1:11 pm, 5th December 2018

The Home Secretary said at the Home Affairs Committee that

“the meaningful vote is on the 11th. I hope it”— the immigration White Paper

“will come before that”.

That was just last week, yet on Monday he said on the radio that it was “very unlikely” that the White Paper would be published before the vote. What happened in those four or five days to change his mind? Does he think it is acceptable for the House to vote on the withdrawal deal without the information in the White Paper?