Anna Soubry (Broxtowe) (Con)
I refer to the answer given by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State on today’s article 50 ruling, which says that the trigger should be exercised within Parliament. I think my right hon. Friend said that the Government will appeal, but I ask him, on behalf of the Government, please to look at the learned judges’ ruling and understand that it is not about a re-run of the arguments of the EU referendum. It is all about Parliament’s sovereignty. In that event, will the Government look at it carefully to decide whether or not the learned judges are right, and that this place should and indeed will trigger article 50?
Not least we will bear in mind the importance of referring to international trade in responding to the right hon. Lady.
As this is now an ongoing court case, I have nothing further to add to the comments I made earlier.