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

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 6:30 pm on 23rd April 2018.

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Photo of Lord Warner Lord Warner Labour 6:30 pm, 23rd April 2018

Well, my Lords, if you just sit here, things work themselves out. I am grateful to the Minister for his intervention and I am extremely grateful to the noble and learned Lord, Lord Mackay of Clashfern, for all the help that he has given behind the scenes and to me personally on this matter.

What I have to say to the Minister is aimed not so much at him as at a few of his colleagues. They have been a bit slow in coming to the party. These legal judgments have been around for quite a long time and one would have expected DExEU to have mastered these things at an earlier stage. However, in the circumstances, and with my thanks to the Minister for showing flexibility while he was on the Bench, as well as in his interventions, we will come back to this at Third Reading. I will make sure that all the backers of the amendment have time to read everything, and I beg leave to withdraw the amendment.

Amendment 17A withdrawn.

Schedule 1: Further provision about exceptions to savings and incorporation