Government defeat on Brexit Economic Impact Studies

On Wednesday 1 November an Opposition Day Motion passed to order the Government to release the Brexit Economic Impact Studies.

Valerie said:

“The 58 areas of the economy that are covered in the Brexit Economic Impact Studies represent 88% of the UK economy. It was right that this information will be passed to the Exiting the European Union Committee.”

“In Business Questions on Thursday 2 November 2017 I further pushed for the swift release of the Brexit Economic Impact Studies. The papers have still not been released by the Government. A Select Committee cannot produce a report unless it has all the information before it.”

“Members have a right on behalf of the whole country to have that information, and to make sense of and correct some of the misinformation that came out during the referendum.”