Amendment 22

Part of Trade Bill - Report (2nd Day) – in the House of Lords at 4:30 pm on 13th March 2019.

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Photo of Lord Hain Lord Hain Labour 4:30 pm, 13th March 2019

Perhaps I may say to the noble and learned Lord that, while we may all want it—in fact, we all say we do—unless we will the means we cannot actually ensure and guarantee it. That is what the amendment does in respect of future trade agreements. The same wording was accepted by this House and by the Government in the other place, and has become part of the withdrawal Act—but that is part of, if you like, the divorce settlement. What we need to do is ensure that the same principles apply to our future trading relationship.