Trade Bill - Committee (3rd Day)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 5:15 pm on 30th January 2019.

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Photo of Lord Hannay of Chiswick Lord Hannay of Chiswick Crossbench 5:15 pm, 30th January 2019

I am sorry, but the Minister has rather shocked me by saying that she will not handle the next amendment. It is probably the most important amendment we will discuss, concerning negotiation mandates and so on. The Minister gave an answer on the Government’s thinking that her noble friend will, I am afraid, find inadequate if he repeats it. I assume she is aware that this House has said that the Report stage will not proceed until the Government have tabled amendments on this matter. Can she confirm that that is the Government’s understanding?