Fisheries Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:04 pm on 21st November 2018.

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Photo of Angela Smith Angela Smith Labour, Penistone and Stocksbridge 4:04 pm, 21st November 2018

I do not disagree with the right hon. Gentleman. Grimsby makes some of the very best premium products in the world. One of the local fish-finger producing plants can take the fish from the moment it has landed at Immingham and have it in the lorry going to the supermarket in six hours. One of the reasons why that is possible, and why the time from the moment of departure from Iceland to getting the product in the shops is concertinaed into a minimum, is the single market. That fish is as fresh as possible and those products are as good as they are because the single market has made it possible to ensure guaranteed standards while at the same time maximising productivity.