EU Internal Trade
Business, Innovation and Skills
Robert Buckland (South Swindon, Conservative)
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the recommendations of the British Chamber of Commerce's report, Exporting is Good for Britain but Market Barriers Stifle Opportunities, if he will press for the full implementation of the European Single Market.
Norman Lamb (North Norfolk, Liberal Democrat)
Yes. The UK has been at the forefront of calls for the full implementation of the various EU directives which enhance the single market. The EU Commission are due to launch a further range of measures to achieve this aim and we have been engaging with them and other member states to ensure that the proposals actually address the problems, particularly in the areas of services and improving the governance of the single market to ensure member states live up to their commitments.