Brexit: Article 50 Period Extension Procedure - Statement

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 6:59 pm on 18th March 2019.

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Photo of Lord Wigley Lord Wigley Plaid Cymru 6:59 pm, 18th March 2019

My Lords, what happens if the European Union turns down an application by the United Kingdom for an extended period of time for Article 50 and it comes back here? Will we not then need primary legislation to avoid a cliff edge on 29 March? Do the Government have a Bill ready for that eventuality?