Baroness Fairhead

The Minister of State, Department for International Trade

Conservative Peer

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  • Trade Agreements - Statement 14 Feb 2019

    I thank the noble Lord. I think I heard two questions there. First, he asked whether it is true that if, as is the Government’s priority, we leave with a deal—that is, with a withdrawal agreement and an implementation period—the EU has to propose that the UK is treated as a partner for the purposes of these trade agreements. That is correct. I do not believe that that is a secret. My...
  • Trade Agreements - Statement 14 Feb 2019

    My Lords, I can only repeat the Statement from my right honourable friend the Secretary of State for International Trade. The update will be given shortly—as he said, in the coming week.
  • Trade Agreements - Statement 14 Feb 2019

    My Lords, in terms of tariff-setting, there are the powers under the Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill. With regard to the Faroe Islands, I think that the figure of 0% has been rounded. We are talking about the total amount of trade to the UK but I agree with my noble friend that the trade agreement with the Faroe Islands, as well as many other smaller trade agreements, is vital.

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 19 October 2017

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  • The Minister of State, Department for International Trade (since 28 Sep 2017)

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