Europe

UK official won't make promises on timing of Brexit plan

  • Artist Kaya Mar holds a painting near Parliament in London, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. Lead plaintiff Gina Miller says British Supreme Court ruling provides the legal foundation to trigger Brexit. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

    Artist Kaya Mar holds a painting near Parliament in London, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. Lead plaintiff Gina Miller says British Supreme Court ruling provides the legal foundation to trigger Brexit. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009 file photo, the then British lawmaker David Davies attends a press conference in London. David Davies Britain's minister for leaving the European Union on Thursday Jan. 26, 2017,  introduced the long-awaited bill that will launch Britain's exit from the 28-nation bloc, as the government rushed to offer the legislative framework for its departure.  (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)

    FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009 file photo, the then British lawmaker David Davies attends a press conference in London. David Davies Britain's minister for leaving the European Union on Thursday Jan. 26, 2017, introduced the long-awaited bill that will launch Britain's exit from the 28-nation bloc, as the government rushed to offer the legislative framework for its departure. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)  (The Associated Press)

Britain's government is not making any promises on when it will give lawmakers a plan for leaving the European Union outlined in a formal document.

Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged to reveal the details of her negotiating objectives for Brexit in a so-called White Paper.

But Brexit secretary David Davis refused to tell lawmakers Thursday when this might occur despite pressure from the opposition Labour Party.

Davis said "How do you deal with an opposition that won't take yes for an answer, really?"

He added that "I've said we will produce it as expeditiously as possible, as quickly as possible. What can you do faster than that?"

Davis is expected to offer a bill Thursday on triggering Article 50, setting up the process to leave the EU.