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Trade Bill - Committee (4th Day)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 4:15 pm on 4th February 2019.

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Photo of Lord Kerr of Kinlochard Lord Kerr of Kinlochard Crossbench 4:15 pm, 4th February 2019

In the early part of his speech, the Minister read out an impressive list of points that had been achieved or secured before he moved on to his brilliant ex tempore dealing with the questions raised in debate. I confess that I did not recognise those points. I cannot remember seeing them in the withdrawal agreement. Was he perhaps referring to the relevant part of the political declaration, in which case surely those points have not been secured or achieved and what has been agreed is that all these things may be discussed over the next three, four or five years as the long-term relationship is considered?