DExEU – BREXIT & THE HOUSE OF LORDS – 2 February 2017

Dr Julian Lewis: Does not the fact that so many Members from both sides of the House who wanted us to remain in the European Union nevertheless last night voted to trigger article 50 set a fine example that Members of the unelected upper House would do very well to follow?

[The Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union (Mr David Davis): I was sitting there calculating whether my right hon. Friend’s question today was longer than his speech yesterday, and I think it was.

Yes, I hope Members in the upper House do pay attention. The Bill is a manifestation of the will of the people – nearly 17.5 million people – and I would expect the upper House, which quite properly has its place and its rights, to respect that will.]