Brexit: Date of Exit - Private Notice Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:36 am on 14th March 2019.

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Photo of Lord Foulkes of Cumnock Lord Foulkes of Cumnock Labour 11:36 am, 14th March 2019

My Lords, I am surprised that the Leader of the House is not replying to this Question, since it covers a wide variety of things. Can the Minister confirm that he and other Ministers speaking from the Dispatch Box speak on behalf of the whole Government, not just whichever department they are associated with? Is it not clear to him, the Leader of the House, the Chief Whip and everyone concerned that there is absolutely no way that we are going to exit the European Union at the end of this month? Irrespective of what happens in the other place, there is no way that the legislation can get through. Will the Minister at last admit that and accept reality—and accept the financial penalty that he is going to incur?