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In the Lords Maggie Jones, the shadow environment minister, is wrapping up the debate now for Labour. (See 4.21pm.) She says the amendment is the only way to protect the environment for future generations.

And in the Commons MPs are now debating the Labour motion saying the government should publish the cabinet papers explaining its plans for a customs partnership and “maximum facilitation”, the alternative post-Brexit customs option. If passed, this would be binding because Labour is using the “humble address” mechanism.

Here is the Labour motion.

That an humble address be presented to Her Majesty, that she will be graciously pleased to give directions that the following papers be laid before the House: all papers, presentations and economic analyses from 1 January 2018 up to and including 16 May 2018 prepared for the European Union exit and trade (strategy and negotiations) cabinet sub-committee, and its sub-committees, on the government’s preferred post-Brexit customs arrangements including a customs partnership and maximum facilitation.

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