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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:43 pm on 11th April 2019.

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Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt Conservative, North East Bedfordshire 1:43 pm, 11th April 2019

I also support the Prime Minister’s efforts in continuing to seek a resolution to this problem, and I share her concerns about being where we are, but I am concerned that the next time we seek an extension it may not be there. In order to avoid the dramatic consequences of that, and in addition to pursuing the withdrawal agreement as she rightly should, will she be as flexible as possible in relation to the alternatives and, if she is to get a true reflection of the House’s view, allow free votes on those alternatives to ensure that we can get an agreement over the line, leave the EU and have the future relationship with the EU that we want?