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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:37 am on 13th December 2018.

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Photo of Chris Bryant Chris Bryant Chair, Finance Committee (Commons) 10:37 am, 13th December 2018

I am absolutely delighted about “Erskine May” being online, not least because when I called for that on 2 November 2017, both you, Mr Speaker, and the Leader of the House, were ever so slightly sniffy about the very idea. I am absolutely delighted that we are united in wanting it online.

It is preposterous for us to delay endlessly the vote on Brexit. If we bump up against 21 January, businesses in this country will be wasting time, energy and money worrying about whether there will be a no deal situation. We need to get on with it. I say this to the Leader of the House: please ditch all next week’s business. Let us get on with the debate and get on with making a decision. That is what Parliament is for—decisions.