Trade Remedy Measures: Uk Interests

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:12 pm on 25th February 2019.

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Photo of Kevin Foster Kevin Foster Conservative, Torbay 5:12 pm, 25th February 2019

It is always a pleasure to see you in the Chair, Mr Deputy Speaker.

The Secretary of State will be aware of Torbay’s vibrant photonics industry, which manufactures and exports particularly to the United States. I welcome the continuing commitment to protecting industries in which there is production, but does he agree that it would make absolutely no sense to go on protecting industries that do not exist in this country, which would merely drive up prices for consumers?