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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 19th April 2017.

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Photo of Steven Paterson Steven Paterson Scottish National Party, Stirling 12:00 am, 19th April 2017

The value of Scottish exports of food and drink has doubled in the past 10 years, to £5.5 billion in 2016. This week, the chief executive of Scotland Food and Drink, James Withers, said that he was afraid that the consequences of leaving the European Union without a trade deal would result in tariffs. Can the Secretary of State guarantee that the Scottish food and drink sector will not have to deal with such a situation?