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Question for Department for Exiting the European Union

UIN HL3138, tabled on 9 November 2016

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, prior to the proceedings in the High Court, they received legal advice on the question of whether notification under Article 50 can be revoked after Article 50 has been invoked; and, if so, whether they will publish that advice.

Answered on

21 November 2016

A clear majority of the UK electorate voted to leave the EU and we will respect the will of the people. As Government lawyers made clear in the High Court, the Government's position is that once given, our notification will not be withdrawn.

Our efforts will be focused on getting the best deal possible for the UK in the negotiations with the EU.