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Parliamentary oversight of negotiations

Part of Informal European Council – in the House of Commons at 5:15 pm on 6th February 2017.

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Photo of Owen Smith Owen Smith Labour, Pontypridd 5:15 pm, 6th February 2017

I am grateful to the right hon. Gentleman for being tempted. Another big area in which the Government were very clear, prior to the referendum, was the impact on trade of our leaving the EU, yet now we have no information on whether there will be more or less trade with the EU or with its constituent countries. Does it not seem sensible to tell the country whether we will have more trade with the EU or less?