Seema Malhotra, Labour and Cooperative MP for Feltham and Heston, has criticised the Government for not providing the Exiting the European Union Select Committee with full, unredacted copies of its 58 Brexit impact assessments, according to reports today.
Seema Malhotra MP said:
“Parliament voted for the Government to provide the Brexit Select Committee with its studies on the impact of leaving the European Union.
“If it is true that the reports they are handing over have already been redacted or edited, this would be against the spirit and the letter of Parliament’s motion. It would show once again how desperate Ministers are to hide the facts about Brexit from Parliament and the public.
“Ministers must give the Committee all the information they need, or they will once again face embarrassment and defeat in the House of Commons.
“David Davis has publicly stated for months that the reports are complete. In evidence to the Select Committee he had said they were ‘in excruciating detail’. In November, his Department was saying they ‘didn’t exist’. British businesses and families deserve better than this.
“The Select Committee must be given the analyses which were completed and nothing less. We cannot and should not be short-changed. The public and Parliament must no longer be kept in the dark.”