SIR NICHOLAS SOAMES’S QUESTION ON THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF BREXIT

30th January 2018

Sir Nicholas’s question to Steve Baker MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, on the Government’s analysis of the long-term economic impact of Brexit.

House of Commons, Tuesday, 30th January, 2018

 

Does my hon. Friend understand that many businesses in my constituency are already nervous about the apparently cavalier attitude of some Brexiteer opinion towards their continued success? Will he therefore confirm that the Government will seek to negotiate an arrangement and get a result that does not damage the long-term economic success of our country and the national interest of our people?

I can give my right hon. Friend that assurance. The Government are not cavalier. It is precisely because we take our duties seriously that we are continuing to develop our economic analysis, and I can of course reassure him that we are seeking to establish a free trade agreement and other partnership arrangements that are of unprecedented scope and ambition.

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