EU Withdrawal Agreement

Part of Bill Presented – in the House of Commons at 2:44 pm on 18th December 2018.

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Photo of Stephen Barclay Stephen Barclay The Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union 2:44 pm, 18th December 2018

The hon. Lady is correct that a backstop will be required in any deal that is reached with the European Union, but as my hon. Friend James Heappey commented from a sedentary position, on an issue of such importance to the Lib Dems, it is good that the hon. Lady—unlike any of her Lib Dem colleagues—is actually in the House to make that point with such conviction.