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European Union: Trading Arrangements - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:22 am on 30th January 2020.

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Photo of Lord Callanan Lord Callanan Minister of State (Department for Exiting the European Union) 11:22 am, 30th January 2020

We have not concluded the future relationship yet, so we do not know what impediments or otherwise there will be to free trade. Our aim and ambition is to make sure that there are as few impediments as possible. We want unfettered access to EU markets, as indeed the EU will want access to our markets—that is the whole point of having the discussions. We will be seeking to secure an agreement without any tariffs or quotas and with as ambitious a relationship as possible, and I hope we will have the support of the Liberal Democrats in doing that.