Customs duties

Part of European Union (Withdrawal) Bill – in the House of Commons at 4:15 pm on 20th December 2017.

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Photo of Melanie Onn Melanie Onn Shadow Minister (Housing) 4:15 pm, 20th December 2017

Great Grimsby is well known for its fish and fish processing. We have discussed extensively some of the issues around delays to things such as automotive sector products, but we also have fresh products, such as fish. Fish is caught in Norway and imported to Grimsby, and it is an essential part of the fish processing industry. Any additional delays to that product will mean that supermarkets will not buy it—they will not want it—and the quality will reduce. That will have a really serious impact. My hon. Friend is absolutely right to draw attention to the issues around the delays and to make sure that the Government understand that reducing those delays in any way possible has to be at the forefront of their considerations.