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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:41 pm on 8th January 2019.

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Photo of Chris Grayling Chris Grayling The Secretary of State for Transport 1:41 pm, 8th January 2019

That is why we are not going to spend the money until the ships are available and running. The reality is that we do need to spend money to prepare for a no-deal Brexit. I hope that money proves not to be needed—I want us to have a sensible partnership in the future—but believe me, if we were here now facing a no-deal Brexit and no preparation had been done, the shouting from the Labour party would be enormous.