European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:54 pm on 3rd April 2019.

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Photo of Helen Goodman Helen Goodman Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) 5:54 pm, 3rd April 2019

Further to that point of order, Mr Speaker. The contention of Sir William Cash that the Bill could cost £36 billion is, of course, highly controversial. It could equally be argued that crashing out with no deal would cost as much, if not more. In that case, it seems to me that what has happened hitherto and the advice from the Clerks has been wholly proper.