Trade Bill - Committee (3rd Day)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 7:00 pm on 30th January 2019.

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Photo of Baroness Fairhead Baroness Fairhead The Minister of State, Department for International Trade 7:00 pm, 30th January 2019

My understanding—again, I will write to the noble Lord if this is not the case—is that the apportionment approach that was being used is utterly within WTO provisions and normal practice. The WTO laws will dictate how that process works and, therefore, as I said, the EU is pursuing its own Article XXVIII and we are pursuing ours; they are separate legally but obviously complementary. On the noble Lord’s specific question about what else oversees that, I think it is more the WTO, but if that is incorrect, I will write to him.