Business: Exports - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:13 am on 6th July 2017.

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Photo of Lord Bates Lord Bates The Minister of State, Department for International Development 11:13 am, 6th July 2017

The EU agreed that deal with great support from the United Kingdom. We have made it very clear that we want to replicate such deals and potentially get even better terms for our markets. We have seen a tremendous increase in the value of exports over the past year—up by 5.8%, and up by 34.8% since 2010. We believe that we can do better than that outside the European Union.