European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 9:40 am on 20th December 2019.

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Photo of Owen Paterson Owen Paterson Conservative, North Shropshire 9:40 am, 20th December 2019

I offer my heartiest congratulations to my right hon. Friend. No communities will be more keen to get control back than fishing communities. Will he guarantee that we will not make the mistake of the 1970s and allow the allocation of fishing resources to be a bargaining chip in the treaty negotiations? Will he guarantee that we will become a normal independent maritime nation and conduct negotiations on an annual basis for reciprocal deals to mutual advantage?