To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 20 November 2017 to Question 112323, on trade agreements, how many of the organisations listed in that Answer have made representations to him on the priority given by the Government to a trade deal with the EU.
Negotiating a comprehensive free trade agreement with the EU, greater in scope than any such agreement before, is a priority for the Government as we leave the EU. Stakeholder engagement is a central element of our plan to build a national consensus around our negotiating position.
We continue to engage with businesses and industry bodies from all sectors of the economy, in order to inform our negotiations with the EU. The Government is committed to the best possible deal for the United Kingdom - a deal that works for the entirety of the UK economy.