European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:15 pm on 29th January 2019.

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Photo of Yvette Cooper Yvette Cooper Chair, Home Affairs Committee 4:15 pm, 29th January 2019

My hon. Friend is absolutely right. We would be taking no decisions today, and we would be taking no decisions next Tuesday, when we would discuss the Bill. Instead, we would simply be saying that, at the end of February, with just one month to go before we get to the end of the article 50 process, it would be for Parliament to decide whether to seek an extension, and how long that should be for.