Customs duties

Part of European Union (Withdrawal) Bill – in the House of Commons at 4:00 pm on 20th December 2017.

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Photo of Angela Smith Angela Smith Labour, Penistone and Stocksbridge 4:00 pm, 20th December 2017

May I turn my hon. Friend’s attention to Ireland? Freight traffic to Dublin has enjoyed a growth rate of 700% since the establishment of the single market, but the control zone of the terminal is no bigger than it was in the 1980s, thanks to the fact that it has enjoyed the dismantling of customs control and port health control. Is he aware of any preparations or investment to deal with this potential problem if we do abolish the customs union?