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 Baroness Deech Baroness Deech Crossbench 11:00 am, 6th September 2019

I understand that point, but, given that there has been enough disagreement to worry me about what the European Union might say—others who know much more than me have expressed different opinions—and we are left with this “two days” definition and nobody knows what it means, I think that there is a real legal problem. I do not know who drafted it; I do not know who gave the orders; we have not really heard a logical answer. I beg leave to withdraw the amendment, but I expect someone to give a proper explanation at some stage during the discussion, because we are in a bit of a legal pickle over that provision.

Some Lords objected to the request for leave to withdraw the amendment, so it was not granted.

The Deputy Chairman of Committees decided on a show of voices that Amendment 2 was disagreed.

Amendment 3 not moved.