Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (International Trade)
I am grateful to the Minister for giving way. The noble Lord, Lord Callanan, told the Chamber in response to my Question to him earlier today that it was still the Government’s position that they will all be in place one second after midnight on 29 March 2019, as the Secretary of State Dr Fox has already said. The Minister has said that this is a challenging timetable but that it is...
My Lords, with all the travails afflicting Italy, they should be relieved that they can rely on the sunny optimism of the noble Lord, Lord True, to see them through in the future. I am perhaps in the same pickle as the noble Lord, Lord Browne of Ladyton, who could not find any common cause with his previous speaker, the noble Lord, Lord Hamilton. I shall take a trick out of his book and find...
My noble friend may be interested to learn, on the Swiss example, that the regulations associated with all agricultural, tradeable and industrial goods are fully aligned with the European Union, and Switzerland is part of the Schengen agreement, so for the movement of people and those agricultural and trade goods there are no necessary checks.
Liberal Democrat Peer, Former Liberal Democrat MSP for Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Entered the House of Lords on 22 October 2013
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 1 May 2003 — Election
Left the Scottish Parliament on 23 March 2011 — Election
Also represented Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
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