Draft EU-Canada Trade Agreement Order

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Photo of Geraint Davies Geraint Davies Labour/Co-operative, Swansea West 2:25 pm, 26th June 2018

What these trade deals show is that we are stronger in team EU, negotiating big deals, than alone. What will happen is that those on both sides of the House will say that they will do their own deal afterwards in different ways. We will be in a weaker position and subject to all sorts of problems. Finally, on the court system, the EU and Canada are both mature democracies, judiciaries and economies. We do not need an investor court system; the investors are already protected. Things could be improved, there is a lot in CETA and we need to keep trading.

One and a half hours having elapsed since the commencement of proceedings on the motion, the Deputy Speaker put the Question (Standing Order No. 16(1)).

The House divided:

Ayes 315, Noes 36.