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[2nd Allotted Day]

Part of Immigration (Time Limit on Detention) – in the House of Commons at 6:09 pm on 5th December 2018.

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Photo of Anne Marie Morris Anne Marie Morris Conservative, Newton Abbot 6:09 pm, 5th December 2018

My hon. Friend has asked a very sensible question, to which I will give an answer.

I am afraid that I reject the description of what will happen as crashing out or as falling over the precipice. We will go out on a World Trade Organisation deal, and that will be very much to our benefit. We do 98% of our trade on WTO arrangements. I do not agree that the Government are not prepared, because they are. I have listened to proposals from most Government Departments, and I do not agree that suddenly there will be chaos. I do not dispute that there will be a bumpy ride, but we are prepared. I can also tell hon. Members that, from the evidence I have seen on the Public Accounts Committee, those on the other side in Calais are no more in favour of chaos than we are in Dover, so please—