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15 March 2019

FDF response to tonight's votes in the House of Commons

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FDF has issued the following press notice:

Speaking in response to tonight's votes in the House of Commons, FDF Chief Executive Officer Ian Wright CBE said:

“Tonight the House of Commons has begun to indicate its preferred way forward to break the Brexit logjam. Clarity on that has been long awaited and is welcome. However, as the focus moves away from a 29 March 2019 exit date towards a later date, we must not overlook that 29 March is still the date in the Withdrawal Act.

It is critical that MPs now follow-through on their intentions with actions. The government must swiftly agree the length of delay with the EU and table a statutory instrument to change that date. Only then can the diversion of time, effort and money towards no-deal planning be halted.”

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Contact Skye Oudemans, Regulation, Science & Sustainability Division, at: skye.oudemans@fdf.org.uk, or 020 7420 7206.

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