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Irish Border: Checks and Customs Arrangements - Statement

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:20 pm on 1st October 2019.

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Photo of Lord Bowness Lord Bowness Conservative 3:20 pm, 1st October 2019

Will the Minister please explain his advice to your Lordships that we will all have plenty of time to discuss this matter? Can he explain how, if the Prime Minister comes back with a deal in the middle of October, he is going to be able to comply with the provisions of Section 13 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 and legislate for the actual withdrawal agreement itself, without requesting an extension of time from 31 October?