March 22, 2019 / 4:07 PM / 2 months ago

UK's Clark says government will allow lawmakers indicative Brexit votes

Britain's Secretary of State for Business Greg Clark walks outside Downing Street in London, Britain March 19, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s business minister Greg Clark said on Friday that the government would allow parliament to hold votes to indicate what Brexit plans might be able to command the support of a majority of lawmakers.

“The government will facilitate ... the ability for parliament to express a majority of what it would approve,” Clark told BBC TV.

Asked about possible plans on Monday by lawmakers to force such indicative votes, he said: “The commitment that the government has made seems to me very clear: the government will provide that so there’s no reason why the government should be forced to do something that it is committed to do anyway.”

Reporting by Michael Holden. Editing by Andrew MacAskill

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