EU Withdrawal Agreement: Legal Changes

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:37 pm on 7th January 2019.

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Photo of Helen Goodman Helen Goodman Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) 3:37 pm, 7th January 2019

When a permanent secretary is not happy about being asked to spend money, they seek a written ministerial instruction to make it proper. I have today had written confirmation from the Department for Transport that the permanent secretary sought such a direction. Does that not prove that no deal is a bluff?