Amendment 8

Part of European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill - Committee – in the House of Lords at 5:15 pm on 8th April 2019.

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Photo of Baroness Noakes Baroness Noakes Conservative 5:15 pm, 8th April 2019

My Lords, it does not surprise me that I have been supported by some of my noble friends and opposed by people on other Benches. I say to the noble Lord, Lord Robertson, that the Bill does not stop us leaving this Friday. If the EU decides not to agree an extension, we will leave on Friday. I am not frightened about that. I believe that the Government have made many significant preparations towards it, as have many on the continent. A lot of scaremongering has been going on. But that is not the point of my amendment, which was to draw attention to the fact that this unfortunate piece of legislation has been brought before this House and the way in which it has been processed in both Houses. I will not delay the Bill further by seeking to call another Division, much though I am sorely tempted to do so. I beg leave to withdraw.

Amendment 8 withdrawn.

Clause 3 agreed.

House resumed.

Bill reported with amendments.