United Kingdom’S Withdrawal from the European Union

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 9:35 am on 29th March 2019.

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Photo of Geoffrey Cox Geoffrey Cox The Attorney-General 9:35 am, 29th March 2019

I must make progress, but I will give way, particularly to Chris Bryant.

The reason for the motion today, and for the form of the motion, is that it enables the House to secure this legal right. It is the case that the Government make that the agreement is required in any event. Members on the other side do not dispute the requirement for the agreement to be passed, so we invite the House to secure the certainty of the extension; to continue the process of the political declaration reconsiderations; to enable us, by 22 May, to ratify the domestic implementing legislation; and to conclude discussions on the political declaration.