Tuesday 7 February 2017 / 4:56 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

This is a significant victory for Parliament, and follows months of concerted pressure from Labour – Starmer

Commenting
on the Government’s concession regarding a meaningful vote in Parliament on a
final deal to leave the EU, Keir Starmer, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State
for Exiting the European Union said:

“This is
a significant victory for Parliament, and follows months of concerted pressure
from Labour.

“Labour
has repeatedly said that Parliament must have a meaningful vote on any final
Brexit deal – that means MPs are able to vote on the final deal before it is
concluded; that the Commons has a debate and vote before the European
Parliament does; and that the vote will cover withdrawal from the EU as well as
our future relationship with the EU.

“This
eleventh hour concession is therefore welcome, but it needs to be firmed up as
the Bill progresses through both Houses.”