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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:08 am on 17th November 2016.

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Photo of David Lidington David Lidington Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons 11:08 am, 17th November 2016

I remind the right hon. Gentleman that, as the Prime Minister repeated yesterday, her declared objective is not just the maximum access for British companies to the European market, but the greatest possible freedom to operate within that market as well. Clearly, the detail of that future trading and investment relationship is going to be an absolutely core element of the negotiations that we intend to start next year. I am sure the right hon. Gentleman will be ingenious and experienced enough to find ways of weaving his particular concern into next week’s debate or indeed on other occasions.