European Council: Article 50 Extension

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:01 am on 22nd March 2019.

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Photo of Chris Bryant Chris Bryant Chair, Finance Committee (Commons) 11:01 am, 22nd March 2019

I detect from the smile on the Minister’s face when he answers some of these questions that he knows perfectly well that he has been sent out on to some very thin ice and a very sticky wicket—if the House does not mind me mixing my metaphors. There are so many things to which he does not know the answer that there is no point in even asking, because the Prime Minister does not even know, but let me ask a simple question to which he might know the answer. Will we be sitting next Friday and will we be sitting in the week commencing 8 April, which will lead up to 12 April?