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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 Mark Pawsey Mark Pawsey Conservative, Rugby 1:43 pm, 11th April 2019

Businesses have been increasing their stocks of raw materials, components and finished goods, in order to avoid the damaging disruption of a no-deal departure from the EU. In the process they have incurred substantial additional warehousing costs, and they have tied up capital that would otherwise be available for investment. What advice would the Prime Minister give to businesses about how long they need to continue with that process?