Cross-border Trade and Accounting

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:48 pm on 30th October 2019.

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Photo of Bob Stewart Bob Stewart Conservative, Beckenham 6:48 pm, 30th October 2019

I thank my good friend for allowing me to intervene on him. Let me follow up on the point from Jim Shannon. Presumably, this digital accounting system will not just be routed into HMRC for tax purposes, but could quite easily be pushed sideways to the Border Force. What we are actually talking about is minimising the paperwork for crossing a border, and that is terribly important.