Implementation of international trade agreements

Part of Trade Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 12:00 pm on 25th June 2020.

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Photo of Matt Western Matt Western Opposition Whip (Commons) 12:00 pm, 25th June 2020

I just want to understand the point the Minister is making. I understand the importance of it, but does it not suggest that the three-year clause in the previous Bill showed a degree of naivety on the part of Government—that they would have sufficient time on the other side to negotiate further agreements with these countries?