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Interpretation

Part of European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill – in the House of Commons at 5:15 pm on 8th January 2020.

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Photo of Michael Tomlinson Michael Tomlinson Conservative, Mid Dorset and North Poole 5:15 pm, 8th January 2020

I welcome the hon. Gentleman’s tone and his acceptance of the result of the general election. In turn, will he accept that workers’ rights in the UK are greater than those enjoyed within the EU and that we do not need to be members of the EU in order to have them? Sick pay, maternity leave and the minimum wage are examples in this regard. Does he accept that those rights are already enhanced and that this sovereign Parliament guards them, not the EU?