EU Exit Preparations: Ferry Contracts

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:43 pm on 5th March 2019.

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Photo of Chris Grayling Chris Grayling The Secretary of State for Transport 1:43 pm, 5th March 2019

We took a collective decision, in the light of the legal advice, which was taken by me, by my accounting officer, and by those who approved this across Government, and we did so—[Interruption.] We did so because we judged it important to ensure that we had a proper supply of drugs to the NHS in the event of a no-deal Brexit. I challenge the Labour party, as they chunter from the Front Bench, to say that they disagree with ensuring a supply of drugs to the UK in a no-deal Brexit.