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Backbench Business — Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

Part of National Insurance (Renaming) – in the House of Commons at 4:51 pm on 25th February 2014.

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Photo of John Healey John Healey Labour, Wentworth and Dearne 4:51 pm, 25th February 2014

We have had a good debate, with very good speeches from both sides. Notwithstanding the contribution from my hon. Friend Jeremy Corbyn, the debate has provided confirmation of the strong cross-party support for an ambitious deal, as well as confirmation of the concerns that will need to be dealt with if we are not to risk derailing that support. The House will have been glad to hear the Minister without Portfolio, Mr Clarke, say that such cross-party support helps to strengthen our influence and the leading role that Britain can play in the negotiations. I hope that he will also see this debate as a demonstration of the House’s desire to hear more about what the Government are doing to increase public debate and understanding, to involve legitimate interest groups in the discussions and to use our leading influence in the negotiations to secure a successful deal. I am sure that the whole House will look forward to a further debate on this issue, perhaps even in Government time.

Question put and agreed to.


That this House has considered the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.