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Trade Bill - Committee (3rd Day) (continued)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 10:30 pm on 30th January 2019.

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Photo of Lord McNicol of West Kilbride Lord McNicol of West Kilbride Opposition Whip (Lords) 10:30 pm, 30th January 2019

I have a good 20-minute speech here—no, I am joking. I thank the Minister for his response and all noble Lords and Baronesses for their input to this rather large group of amendments. As I said in my introduction, there is widespread support not just across the House but outside, from organisations, businesses, trade unions and relevant bodies. My takeaway from nearly all the contributions is the mutual benefit that organisations and businesses inside the UK would get from the adoption and inclusion of the amendments. The other words which came from the Government Bench was that their adoption would lead to continuity—a word that has been used many times in the previous two days. With that, I beg leave to withdraw the amendment.

Amendment 38 withdrawn.

Amendments 39 to 44 not moved.

House resumed.

House adjourned at 10.42 pm.