Seema Malhotra questioned the Rt Hon David Davis, Secretary of State for the Department for Exiting the EU, today in an urgent sitting of the select committee for Exiting the EU, over why there has been no work on sectoral assessments of the impact of Brexit on the economy.
Seema Malhotra, Labour and Cooperative MP for Feltham and Heston, has criticised the Government for not providing the Exiting the European Union Select Committee with full, unredacted copies of its 58 Brexit impact assessments, according to reports today.
Seema Malhotra MP intervened today to press government ministers over their ongoing failure to release the Brexit impact assessments.
In her speech to Parliament this evening, Seema Malhotra MP urged the government to put Country before Party, and to publish the sectoral impact assessments that she and others have been demanding for some months.
David Davis MP has written to the House of Lords European Union Select Committee to announce the list of the sectors that Department for Exiting the European Union have conducted into the UK economic assessment into Brexit.
Today, in the Select Committee for Exiting the EU, Seema Malhotra MP continued to press government ministers as to whether they had read the impact assessments that they had commissioned into the effects of Brexit.
Yesterday, Secretary of State David Davis MP told Seema Malhotra MP that the Prime Minister had not read in full the government economic sectoral impact studies conducted into the UK leaving the European Union. Seema Malhotra MP has written to the Prime Minister to seek clarification on the matter.
Seema Malhotra MP, said:
“We are on the brink of the biggest change to our country’s economy for generations. It is staggering to hear David Davis suggest the Prime Minister has not even read the most important reports the Government has undertaken on the economic impact of Brexit. Theresa May has a responsibility to Parliament and the country to get Brexit right and ensure the ongoing prosperity of British businesses and families. The Prime Minister must clarify whether she has read the reports, or if David Davis is mistaken.”
Today, in an Urgent Question on the Government’s policy of a giving meaningful vote in Parliament to agree the final withdrawal agreement with EU, David Davis failed yet again to confirm whether Parliament would get a vote before March 2019.