Trade Bill - Committee (1st Day) (Continued)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 10:15 pm on 21st January 2019.

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Photo of Lord Purvis of Tweed Lord Purvis of Tweed Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (International Trade) 10:15 pm, 21st January 2019

I am most grateful to the noble Lord. He has been a leader in this regard. He will remember when I had the privilege of supporting other Members in taking through the 0.7% development Act. It is only when commitments given at a political level are enshrined in law that we can be reassured. That is our ambition with these amendments. However, I accept what the Minister has said at this stage. I shall not press the amendments. We will come later in the Bill to disputes and the other aspects of trade referred to by the Minister. For the moment, and on the basis of what the Minister has said, I beg leave to withdraw the amendment.

Amendment 8 withdrawn.

Amendments 9 to 15 not moved.

Clause 2 agreed.

House resumed.

House adjourned at 10.27 pm.