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Part of Exiting the European Union – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 6th December 2018.

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Photo of Steve Barclay Steve Barclay The Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union 12:00 am, 6th December 2018

The hon. Gentleman has clearly not read the transcript of my session at the Select Committee. What he will see from that is that the role of the Department is not constrained to merely the domestic side, although that is of huge significance. We are also focused on moving forward on the political declaration and looking to the future. Yes, the withdrawal agreement deals with the winding-down of our relationship of over 40 years with the European Union, but we are also focused on taking forward the political declaration to deliver on the future trading relationship that we want with our closest trading neighbour.