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Leaving the EU

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:47 pm on 9th July 2018.

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Photo of Theresa May Theresa May The Prime Minister, Leader of the Conservative Party 3:47 pm, 9th July 2018

The opportunity to join the TPP is something that my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade has been championing since he came into office. He has been very clear on that particular issue. This morning, the Prime Minister of Australia said that he welcomed the interest that the United Kingdom was showing in the TPP. As we looked at the Chequers agreement, one of the things we looked at was whether it would enable us to join the TPP, and it would.