Trade Bill - Second Reading

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 8:30 pm on 11th September 2018.

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Photo of Lord Lilley Lord Lilley Conservative 8:30 pm, 11th September 2018

The noble Lord said in 20 years’ time. Actually, the Swiss deal with China reduces tariffs by two percentage points a year. The high tariffs are 18%, so in nine years they will all be gone. They are already half way through. Where are we, in our membership of the European Union, in the process of getting free trade with China?