Telecommunications Infrastructure (Relief from Non-Domestic Rates) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:56 pm on 10th July 2017.

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Photo of Kit Malthouse Kit Malthouse Conservative, North West Hampshire 5:56 pm, 10th July 2017

The hon. Gentleman has to recognise that there is also a downside to EU involvement. I know that my right hon. Friend Mr Vaizey struggled for a long time with EU state aid rules and the roll-out of broadband and, certainly for small businesses, had to come up with a slightly Heath Robinson-esque scheme of vouchers to get around the rules. If anything, they hampered roll-out rather than assisting.