Brexit: Preparations and Negotiations - Motion to Take Note

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:07 pm on 23rd July 2018.

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Photo of Lord Liddle Lord Liddle Labour 3:07 pm, 23rd July 2018

Before the Minister sits down, will he answer the question raised by the noble Lord, Lord Forsyth, about the facilitated customs arrangement? Paragraph 17 of Chapter 1 of the White Paper states clearly that,

“the UK is not proposing that the EU applies the UK’s tariffs and trade policy at its border for goods intended for the UK”.

I understand that in the other place last Monday, an amendment was carried saying that this arrangement would not come into effect unless the other member states agreed to apply this dual tariff. What now is the Government’s policy on this critical point?