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Trade Bill - Committee (4th Day)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 9:15 pm on 4th February 2019.

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Photo of Baroness Neville-Rolfe Baroness Neville-Rolfe Conservative 9:15 pm, 4th February 2019

My Lords, I apologise to the noble Lord, Lord Stevenson, for interrupting him. Of course, there is a requirement to have proper appeals, as has just been elegantly explained by the noble Earl, Lord Kinnoull, but I was interested in whether they had to be the subject of special tribunals or whether they could in fact be fitted into the existing court system. My main concern as a former business person is with speed. Sometimes tribunals, public interest tests and so on can be a field day for lawyers and the whole thing can take a very long time. That is not what we want. We want to be able to make sure that the interests of our industries and other players are properly protected.