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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:43 pm on 11th April 2019.

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Photo of Nicholas Soames Nicholas Soames Conservative, Mid Sussex 1:43 pm, 11th April 2019

Does my right hon. Friend agree that there are many other very important issues facing the European Union—including, for the moment, the United Kingdom—particularly in respect of the EU’s crucial relationship with China? Given the extension granted by our European partners, will she confirm that she will direct Britain’s negotiators to use the extra valuable time creatively in relation to trade with China, which when we have left the European Union will inevitably be much harder to negotiate?