UK’s Withdrawal from the EU

Part of Business of the House (Today) – in the House of Commons at 12:19 pm on 14th February 2019.

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Photo of Steve Barclay Steve Barclay The Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union 12:19 pm, 14th February 2019

I absolutely accept your direction on that point, Mr Speaker. I was seeking to engage with my right hon. Friend Dame Caroline Spelman on the point she is making about respecting the House. Of course we do. That also applied, for example, in votes such as that on the Attorney General’s legal advice, which was disclosed following a Humble Address, notwithstanding the precedent that creates for a future Government.

The point I was merely stating, which I thought was a point of fact, is that the legislative position as it currently stands is as set out following the vote to trigger article 50. That is the position.