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Live Reporting

By Richard Morris and Lucy Webster

All times stated are UK

  1. Can we see the full consequences of a no deal Brexit? asks Tory MP

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    Dr Sarah Wollaston

    Conservative Dr Sarah Wollaston says it is not possible for MPs to question Dominic Raab, given the late publication of the white paper.

    She asks for a full publication of the consequences of a no-deal Brexit.

    Mr Raab says that the government has some "tough choices to make", and says that he will update the House on no deal planning in the future.

    He adds that under previous administrations there have been late publication of documents to the Commons.

  2. 'There is no majority for this white paper in the Commons'

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    Chris Bryant

    Labour's Chris Bryant says there is no majority for the white paper in the Commons and adds "the sooner we have a vote on this the better".

    He urges Dominic Raab to work with all members to try to secure a better deal and warns that without doing so, the UK could well leave the EU with no deal.

    Dominic Raab says both Labour and the Conservatives stood on manifestos in 2017 to leave the EU and you cannot do that without leaving the single market too.

  3. What's the cost of Brexit? - Lib Dem MP

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    Lib Dem Tom Brake asks whether the secretary of state can point to where in the white paper it lays out the cost of Brexit to businesses and households.

    Dominic Raab says the approach is to make sure "we have frictionless trade between the EU and the UK.

  4. Brexit white paper is 'a blow' says City

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    Catherine McGuinness, policy chair at the City of London Corporation, says the white paper describing the UK's plans for relations with the EU after Brexit is "a real blow for the UK’s financial and related professional services sector".

    She says: “With looser trade ties to Europe, the financial and related professional services sector will be less able to create jobs, generate tax and support growth across the wider economy. It’s that simple.

    Ms McGuinness adds: “Time is running out so it is essential that the pace of negotiations accelerates to ensure an orderly Brexit.

    "Both sides should engage constructively to deliver a deep and comprehensive relationship covering services, not just goods, for the benefit of consumers and citizens across Europe.”

  5. 'No off the shelf' model for what government seeks

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    Steve Baker

    Conservative Steve Baker asks why Mr Raab believes he can negotiate with the EU over a mechanism which does not agree with the principles of the European Communities Act, where EU law comes to the UK without the UK having a veto.

    Mr Raab says there is no "off the shelf" model for what the government is seeking with the EU, in terms of seeking control of borders, laws and money.

  6. Bercow criticises government for giving statement to journalists

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    John Bercow

    Brexit committee chair Hilary Benn also criticises the government for failing to provide the Brexit secretary's statement to the opposition before being given to journalists.

    He also welcomes Dominic Raab into his new Cabinet role.

    After an intervention from John Bercow to call for good practice, the Brexit secretary accepts the events that took place at the start of the statement were unfortunate.

  7. Proposals for parliamentary scrutiny questioned

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    Sir Bill Cash

    Conservative Sir Bill Cash says he is "deeply worried" about the proposals in this white paper.

    He says that there are proposals for Parliament to choose whether or not to enact aspects of the "common rule book". He says there has never been an occasion when Parliament has overturned an EU regulation.

    Mr Raab says the government would expect to have a "proper dialogue" on both sides in Parliament for any changes to be made. There is a dispute resolution mechanism which has been "tailored" for this, he adds.

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    Commons suspended as Brexit paper delivered

  9. SNP accuses government of disrespecting MPs and Opposition

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    Deidre Brock

    The SNP's Deidre Brock says Parliament has been provided with neither certainty nor clarity and adds that "Scotland is right in the firing line" for negative Brexit effects.

    She calls for the government to "listen to wiser heads" and keep the UK in the single market and customs union. She ends calling the government's treatment of Parliament "contemptuous".

    Dominic Raab responds that the SNP argument "made no sense at all" but makes no further reference to the late handing out of the white paper to MPs and opposition spokespeople.

  10. 'Misgivings' about this position - IDS

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    Iain Duncan Smith

    Conservative Iain Duncan Smith welcomes Dominic Raab to his new position, while saying he has "misgivings" about this position from the government. He says he voted to "leave" and not "half leave".

    He asks whether the minister believes that the EU would be happy for the government to withdraw benefits for EU nationals without jobs.

    Mr Raab says that government will take an approach on immigration with visas.

  11. Did Dominic Raab breach the ministerial code?

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    Here is what the ministerial code says about submitting oral statements to the opposition prior to the speech:

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  12. 'Confident' white paper will provide 'lasting deal'

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    Dominic Raab

    Dominic Raab apologises for the late arrival for the paper, and says he will discuss what happened with the clerks.

    He says that both Labour and the Conservatives stood on manifestos which were platforms for leaving the EU.

    He says, in regards to Cabinet unity, "people in glasshouses shouldn't throw stones". He says that there has been 103 cabinet resignations under Jeremy Corbyn.

    The government is confident that this will provide a "lasting deal" for the United Kingdom and the EU.

    The government has made it clear that the country will "take back control of its borders" while at the same time being an "open, outward looking country", he says.

  13. This is a 'breach of protocol' - Labour

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    Sir Keir Starmer

    Shadow exiting the EU secretary Sir Keir Starmer says he "genuinely" wishes Dominic Raab well but says the new Brexit secretary has "not got off to a very good start". He says that to suspend the Commons during a statement "is clear evidence of why the government is in such a mess".

    He asks why the government thought it was appropriate to share the white paper with journalists this morning before Labour received it at midday.

    He says this is a "breach of protocol," and believes that this is "in breach of the ministerial code" and is "deeply discourteous and unacceptable".

    He says that the point of this is to provide "proper scrutiny", when questions can be asked after a statement.

    Keir Startmer asks when Dominic Raab was told that this was the policy "he had to sell" to laughter from MPs; and whether Mr Raab agrees with everything "he is selling" in the paper. He adds that there is a "growing unity" across the business community, in the public and in the Commons that there should be close financial co-operation with the EU to avoid economic hardship and a border on Northern Ireland.

    He asks if this is paper is the government's starting position, or the final position.

  14. UK will not spend taxpayers' money 'in return for nothing'

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    Conservative MP Dr Sarah Wollaston - who is also chair of the Liaison Committee - asks that the Commons is suspended further, so that MPs can properly read the white paper.

    The Speaker says that it is not right for him to decide on this today, but that further times will be available for MPs to ask questions on this matter.

    Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab continues his statement.

    He says the UK will not spend taxpayers' money "in return for nothing".

    "Both sides have been clear, nothing is agreed until everything is agreed," he states.

    He adds that he is confident that a deal is "within reach," adding that most issues "have by now been resolved".

    It is now time for the UK to respond "in kind," he says.