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Interpretation

Part of European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill – in the House of Commons at 5:45 pm on 8th January 2020.

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Photo of Chris Elmore Chris Elmore Opposition Whip (Commons) 5:45 pm, 8th January 2020

The hon. and learned Lady is making an important contribution, as she often does. This is not just about the withdrawal process. We cannot even get discussions about what is happening with the shared prosperity fund. It is 19 or 20 months since the consultation should have ended. I understand from Welsh Assembly Members and Welsh Government colleagues that they cannot even get a discussion with the Treasury, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the Wales Office or the Scottish Office. If we cannot even get what happens to our funding right, there is little hope of genuine consultation with the devolved Administrations on the process of leaving.