Trade Bill - Committee (3rd Day)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 4:30 pm on 30th January 2019.

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Photo of Lord Lilley Lord Lilley Conservative 4:30 pm, 30th January 2019

It is quite true that other countries within the single market have increased their exports to each other more than we have—but that is not purely because of differences in productivity. Indeed, our GDP over most of that period has grown rather more rapidly than that of many other members of the single market. I do not know what the factors are but I would not just assume that it is all due to the wonders of the single market that somehow have not yet reached us.