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Part of European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill – in the House of Commons at 5:27 pm on 1st February 2017.

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Photo of Tracy Brabin Tracy Brabin Labour, Batley and Spen 5:27 pm, 1st February 2017

I thank my hon. Friend for that point. It is absolutely true that the creative industries are among our biggest expanding industries locally, and we must support them at every opportunity. If we lose free movement of labour, we could easily lose a pipeline of highly skilled creatives. If that happens, we must develop a domestic training and education system that fills the skills gap in the creative industries.

Of course, the time to debate such details will come later. First we must vote to move the process on, not with angry denial or blind optimism but on a mission to be vigilant about the rights of those who have the least and those who support people in the greatest need.