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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:41 pm on 30th December 2020.

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Photo of Robert Halfon Robert Halfon Chair, Education Committee, Chair, Education Committee 5:41 pm, 30th December 2020

Does my right hon. Friend agree that the Brexit deal will greatly facilitate future business of the House, because Parliament can now ensure that there is a Brexit dividend? There can be a cost of living dividend, because we can control our VAT rates fully and cut energy bills; a skills dividend, as we train up our young people with the lifetime skills guarantee; and a social justice dividend, as we can spend the multi-billion-pound annual membership fee that we used to give the EU and establish a redistribution fund so that that money can go to disadvantaged and poorer communities across the UK instead.