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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 Lord Butler of Brockwell Lord Butler of Brockwell Crossbench 4:45 pm, 8th May 2018

Are we not talking about two types of extension? As the noble Baroness, Lady Hayter, said, the European Parliament will have to approve or disapprove the agreement before it adjourns. But it could agree a deferment of the date on which the UK leaves the EU by a much longer period, could it not? It would be within its power to do that.