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Chair seeks confirmation from the Prime Minister on his intention to publish proposals for an alternative to the backstop

17 September 2019

The Chair of the Committee on Exiting the European Union, Hilary Benn MP, has written to the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson MP, to seek confirmation of when he intends to publish his proposals for an alternative to the backstop in the Withdrawal Agreement.

Mr Johnson told the House on 3 September that he would be bringing forward proposals setting out an alternative to the backstop "long before" the 30-day timetable suggested by Chancellor Merkel came to end (in four days' time). 

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