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Amendment 31

Part of Trade Bill - Report (2nd Day) – in the House of Lords at 6:45 pm on 13th March 2019.

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Photo of Baroness Brown of Cambridge Baroness Brown of Cambridge Crossbench 6:45 pm, 13th March 2019

I thank the Minister for her detailed response. It is very encouraging to hear of progress with the implementation of the trade remedies system and with the work being done to ensure that, should we need it, provisions will be in place to support industry in this way on exit day should the TRA not be legally established by that point.

It was also good to hear the Minister say that the Government intend that we will act decisively on injury to domestic manufacturers, such as our ceramics industry, and I thank her for the reassurance that the intent of the Act is that there will be—I shall put it in inverted commas—“special consideration” for hurt to manufacturers when the economic interest test is applied. I am very comfortable with the strong reassurance she has given.

On Amendment 32, I accept the argument that there will be a large number of SIs containing a great deal of technical detail and that that is the reason for the negative procedure. I still have concerns that some very important issues will come through under the negative procedure. Trade remedy issues will be some of them, so it is with some reluctance that I shall not move Amendment 32. I beg leave to withdraw Amendment 31.

Amendment 31 withdrawn.

Amendment 32 not moved.

Clause 11: Collection of exporter information by HMRC

Amendment 32A not moved.

Clause 12: Disclosure of information by HMRC

Amendment 32B not moved.