Anne Main seeks assurance from the PM that MPs will be given legal advice on changes negotiated to the withdrawal from the EU

12th February 2019

Following the Prime Minister’s statement on leaving the EU, Anne Main asks the PM to ensure that MPs are given sight of any legal advice on the important matter of the legal certainty of any changes negotiated to the withdrawal process.

My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister referred several times to the need for legal certainty. The response today from the Attorney General to a question that I asked on this very matter suggested that he was always willing to assist the House in being able to find that legal certainty. May I ask that any changes negotiated are brought back to the House, and that the Attorney General gives us the benefit of that advice? The legal certainty is what will make many colleagues feel that they can or cannot support something?

I recognise hon. Members’ concerns regarding the legally binding nature of any changes that are achieved. Of course, the Attorney General will make information available to the House to enable the House to take its decision.



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