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.
Yesterday, Seema Malhotra MP sent a Freedom of Information request to the Department for Exiting the European Union demanding answers about the sectoral analysis of the effect of Brexit on the UK economy.
Today the Select Committee on Exiting the European Union on which Seema Malhotra MP sits published an important report on the Government’s white paper.
Last week MPs voted to allow the Article 50 Bill a second reading and this week we begin Committee Stage. Over the next two days, around 200 proposed new clauses and amendments will be debated.
The vote for article 50 last week was not a blank cheque. It must be for the House and the country to be consulted and for there to be a meaningful vote on the final deal. This Bill has been tightly written to limit the ability of MPs to amend it, but it is clear that the views of MPs will not be silenced.