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Ministers say Brexit impact studies will not be released for up to three weeks

November 9, 2017 12:33 PM
By Peter Walker Political correspondent in The Guardian

Tory MP Anna Soubry accuses government of 'gross contempt' after Commons motion demanded immediate publication

The government will take up to three weeks to release dozens of papers detailing the economic impact of Brexit despite a Commons motion demanding their immediate publication, ministers said on Tuesday.

The announcement prompted Labour to accuse the government of using "semantics and double-speak" to ignore the will of MPs. It also brought criticism from some Conservatives with one, Anna Soubry, calling the move a "gross contempt" of parliament.

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