Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration: Economic Effect

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Wales – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 5th December 2018.

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Photo of Christina Rees Christina Rees Shadow Secretary of State for Wales 12:00 am, 5th December 2018

I welcome the Minister to his place. On 2 May, the Secretary of State told the House that

“we are keen to negotiate to allow for the most frictionless trade possible with the European Union.”—[Official Report, 2 May 2018;
Vol. 640, c. 300.]

Why does the term “frictionless trade” not appear in the political declaration?