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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:42 pm on 15th October 2019.

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Photo of Hilary Benn Hilary Benn Chair, Committee on Exiting the European Union 2:42 pm, 15th October 2019

The Minister has talked about a no-deal Brexit. In evidence to the Brexit Committee the representative of the Ulster Farmers Union, when asked what a no-deal Brexit would mean for his industry, replied that it would be “catastrophic”. Would the Minister like to explain to farmers in Northern Ireland, and everyone else who would be affected, why it is the Government’s policy if there is not a deal that that catastrophe should be inflicted upon the farmers of a part of the United Kingdom?