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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Report (6th Day)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 4:45 pm on 8th May 2018.

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Photo of The Duke of Wellington The Duke of Wellington Conservative 4:45 pm, 8th May 2018

My Lords, I will respond first to the pertinent question from the noble Lord, Lord Butler. I did not mean to imply that, under the Article 50 process, there could not be a longer extension. I just feel that, as a practical matter, it is unlikely to be practical to extend for more than a few weeks, because the European Parliament will indeed be dissolved in late April prior to the European elections in May 2019.