Trade Agreements

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 12th July 2016.

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Photo of Tom Brake Tom Brake Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Foreign Affairs), Liberal Democrat Chief Whip, Liberal Democrat Shadow Leader of the House of Commons

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment the Government has made of the availability outside the UK of experienced trade negotiators to assist the UK in negotiating trade deals with other states.

Photo of Tom Brake Tom Brake Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Foreign Affairs), Liberal Democrat Chief Whip, Liberal Democrat Shadow Leader of the House of Commons

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate the Government has made of the number of people needed to negotiate replacement trade agreements with (a) the EU and (b) non-EU countries as a result of the outcome of the EU referendum.

Photo of Tom Brake Tom Brake Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Foreign Affairs), Liberal Democrat Chief Whip, Liberal Democrat Shadow Leader of the House of Commons

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, when the Government plans to begin recruiting people to negotiate trade deals with the EU.

Photo of Anna Soubry Anna Soubry The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

I refer the right hon. Member to the answer I gave on 5 July to Question UIN 41526.

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