EU Budget: UK Contribution

Part of Exiting the European Union – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 1st December 2016.

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Photo of David Davis David Davis The Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union 12:00 am, 1st December 2016

I note that the first half of the hon. Gentleman’s question was probably aimed more at you, Mr Speaker, than at me. The simple answer we have given previously—it is very important, because there is a distinction between picking off an individual policy and setting out a major criterion—is that the major criterion here—[Interruption.] I will answer him if he lets me do so. The major criterion is that we get the best possible access for goods and services to the European market. If that is included in what he is talking about, then of course we would consider it.