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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:11 pm on 11th June 2018.

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Photo of Theresa May Theresa May The Prime Minister, Leader of the Conservative Party 4:11 pm, 11th June 2018

My right hon. Friend is absolutely right that free trade is one of the best ways of ensuring that developing countries are able to move themselves out of poverty and improve the lot of their populations, and it is very important that we continue to advocate it. There was a discussion about the possibility of completely open and free trade, but open, free and fair trade. That means not just tariff-free but also dismantling barriers to trade. It also means ensuring that there are no anti-competitive, unfair subsidies.