Statement on the process for triggering Article 50

24 January 2017

Secretary of State for Exiting the EU, David Davis, made a statement in the House of Commons on Tuesday 24 January on the process for triggering Article 50.

Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the EU, Keir Starmer, responded on behalf of the Opposition.

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