Leaving the EU: Discussions with First Minister of Wales

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Wales – in the House of Commons on 3rd April 2019.

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Photo of Christina Rees Christina Rees Shadow Secretary of State for Wales

As you know, Mr Speaker, the Newport West by-election will take place tomorrow, having been called after the sad passing of our wonderful colleague Paul Flynn. I wish Ruth Jones, our wonderful candidate, all the best for tomorrow. Let me also welcome the Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Justin Tomlinson, to his place. Is he staying long, or is he just passing through?

On several occasions the House has refused to back leaving without a deal. So have the Welsh Government and the Welsh Assembly. The Prime Minister does not want that either, and she has at last reached out to our party, seeking a cross-party approach to resolve the Brexit impasse. Does the Secretary of State agree with his Prime Minister, or with his former junior Minister, Nigel Adams, who has just resigned?