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European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:08 pm on 22nd October 2019.

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Photo of Sylvia Hermon Sylvia Hermon Independent, North Down 4:08 pm, 22nd October 2019

I am enormously grateful to the right hon. Gentleman for allowing me to intervene. He has mentioned that the Prime Minister’s new deal contains very different provisions for Northern Ireland. They are particularly different, and very complex, in the context of the new consent arrangements. That being the case, why on earth does the Bill to which we are being asked to give a Second Reading not contain a single sentence explaining those very complex consent mechanisms?