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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:43 pm on 30th January 2020.

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Photo of Ruth Cadbury Ruth Cadbury Labour, Brentford and Isleworth 4:43 pm, 30th January 2020

The Minister talks about pessimism from overseas. When I visited businesses in Mumbai in 2018, they told me that it was incredibly difficult for them to do business in the UK because of the restrictive nature of getting business visas to come to the UK to meet their counterparts here. What conversations is he having with the Home Office to ensure that it is making it as easy for businesses overseas, in all these countries that the Government now want to trade with, to come here and do business as it is when they visit other countries—our competitor countries?