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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Report (2nd Day)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 5:49 pm on 23rd April 2018.

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Photo of Baroness Crawley Baroness Crawley Labour 5:49 pm, 23rd April 2018

I underline my noble friend’s point about the enthusiasm with which the Minister told us in Committee that there would be no dilution of these rights and that it is the Government’s intention that these rights would be the foundation for an ever-developing family-friendly agenda that they want to advance. Yet the Minister did not give my noble friend or any of us involved in that Committee any idea why the Government do not want to monitor evolving EU law in this area. Surely, if we want to be in the vanguard of EU law we have to be able to monitor it. Why can we not do that? It is such a modest ask.