Iain Duncan Smith: Operation Yellowhammer document outlines what still needs to be done to be ready for worst case scenario

25th September 2019

Following the Government statement on our preparations to leave the European Union, Iain Duncan Smith seeks confirmation from the Government that the purpose of the Operation Yellowhammer document is to advise the Government of what more they needed to do to be ready.


Iain Duncan Smith MP speaking in the House of Commons, September 2019

When my right hon. Friend refers to Operation Yellowhammer as a document that was introduced by the previous Administration but is being read and updated by the current Administration, does he also recognise that its purpose was to advise the Government of what more they needed to do to be ready? It was not meant to be an assistant to the Opposition spokesman, who struggles hard to get his lines right. It was there for a purpose, which is being met.

My right hon. Friend hits the nail on the head.




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