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Theresa May has restored the Conservative whip to Anne Marie Morris after the MP apologised again for using the N-word at an event earlier this year, my colleague Rowena Mason reports.
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Back in the Commons Steve Baker, the Brexit minister, is responding on behalf of the government. He started by saying he had 134 amendments to respond to.
Responding to Dominic Grieve, the Conservative former attorney general who used his speech earlier to back amendments that would curb the power of ministers to pass secondary legislation under the bill (see 4pm), Baker said that ministers did want to address these concerns. He said that he was not in a position to propose concessions today, but that he was willing to have further meetings with a view to possible changes to the bill at report stage.