Amendment 2

Part of European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 6) Bill - Committee – in the House of Lords at 11:00 am on 6th September 2019.

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Photo of Lord Wallace of Tankerness Lord Wallace of Tankerness Liberal Democrat 11:00 am, 6th September 2019

Perhaps I may try to give an explanation. It is because Clause 3(1) specifically states,

“at 11.00pm on 31 January 2020”.

By definition, that would have been passed by the House of Commons, as indeed it did on Wednesday this week. Therefore, it does not really need two days to agree something that it has already agreed to and put in statute.