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Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Examination of Witnesses (23 Jan 2018)

Mark Prisk: Q We know that there is not a lot of detail—it is a framework—but is there something specific, such as an appeals process, that you want to be teased out in our deliberations?

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Examination of Witnesses (23 Jan 2018)

Mark Prisk: Q Is that specifically the national interest?

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Examination of Witnesses (23 Jan 2018)

Mark Prisk: Q Professor Winters, we have before us in part 2 a broad legal framework for a future remedies authority. In your view, is it robust enough? If not, what should we be thinking about amending?

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Examination of Witnesses (23 Jan 2018)

Mark Prisk: May I ask DrQ Bartels about the remedies section, in part 2 of the Bill? In your view, how does the legal framework for remedies, particularly if a remedies authority is established, compare with others abroad? What are the strengths and weaknesses?

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Examination of Witnesses (23 Jan 2018)

Mark Prisk: Does anyone want to add to that?

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Examination of Witnesses (23 Jan 2018)

Mark Prisk: Q So you do not think that having Question Time and a Select Committee on trade is adequate.

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Examination of Witnesses (23 Jan 2018)

Mark Prisk: Q Can I ask the witnesses about the Trade Remedies Authority? In your opinion, how effective do you think it could be, given that the Bill provides a framework? I appreciate there are lots of details to fill in later. How independent do you think that authority can be, given the way in which the Bill is currently drafted? I will start with FSB and work my way along.

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Examination of Witnesses (23 Jan 2018)

Mark Prisk: Q Do you feel that there is sufficient distance between the Secretary of State and the TRA?

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Examination of Witnesses (23 Jan 2018)

Mark Prisk: Q You are happy that the authority is sufficiently independent at this point?

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Examination of Witnesses (23 Jan 2018)

Mark Prisk: I am trade envoy to the Nordic and Baltic nations, and to Brazil.

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Examination of Witnesses (23 Jan 2018)

Mark Prisk: Q Mr Dearden, you say that Parliament should approve Government entering into negotiations. Given that the Government are talking to at least 100 countries at all times about trade, how would that work in practice?

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Examination of Witnesses (23 Jan 2018)

Mark Prisk: Q That sounds nice, but how does that work in practice? At what point are Ministers, or indeed our ambassadors, allowed to talk to another country?

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Examination of Witnesses (23 Jan 2018)

Mark Prisk: Q How do you define that?

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Examination of Witnesses (23 Jan 2018)

Mark Prisk: Q Would that apply to memorandums of understanding or bilateral agreements? You are talking in generalities, and I am trying to find out the facts.

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Examination of Witnesses (23 Jan 2018)

Mark Prisk: Q What kind of trade agreement do you think is a good one? Some people think they are just a playground for the super-rich.

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Examination of Witnesses (23 Jan 2018)

Mark Prisk: Q So free trade agreements are a good thing?

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Examination of Witnesses (23 Jan 2018)

Mark Prisk: My concern is not with the follow-on scrutiny of events that happened, but more the idea that somehow Parliament should require our existing teams in negotiations to seek approval before they start those conversations. That is my concern, but I will not delay the Committee any longer.

Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Examination of Witnesses (23 Jan 2018)

Mark Prisk: I think we are familiar with that!

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Surplus Public Land (22 Jan 2018)

Mark Prisk: What progress his Department has made on enabling the development of surplus public land for housing.

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Surplus Public Land (22 Jan 2018)

Mark Prisk: Some Labour councils, particularly in London, own hundreds of acres of surplus land. May I urge the new Minister to challenge those Labour authorities so that we can turn that land into family homes?


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