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British government moves to calm fears over Brexit bill

In a statement, Brexit minister David Davis said it would be up to the parliamentary speaker to determine whether a motion when it is introduced by the government under the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill is amendable or not.


Reuters United Kingdom
Updated: 20-06-2018 18:36 IST
British government moves to calm fears over Brexit bill

Some pro-EU Conservative lawmakers had complained that a government plan to simply make a statement to parliament if it fails to negotiate a deal or if lawmakers reject it gave them no real control over the process because they could not make changes that could influence the government's thinking.  (Image Credit: Twitter)

Britain's government moved to calm fears in parliament over its proposal for a "meaningful vote" on any Brexit deal on Wednesday, saying lawmakers may be able to change ministers' plans in the event of a no deal with the European Union.

In a statement, Brexit minister David Davis said it would be up to the parliamentary speaker to determine whether a motion when it is introduced by the government under the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill is amendable or not.

Some pro-EU Conservative lawmakers had complained that a government plan to simply make a statement to parliament if it fails to negotiate a deal or if lawmakers reject it gave them no real control over the process because they could not make changes that could influence the government's thinking.

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