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UK Trade and Investment minister questioned on EU/US trade deal

20 March 2014

The House of Lords EU Sub-Committee on External Affairs questions Lord Livingston of Parkhead, Minister for Trade and Investment, on the progress so far of the EU-US trade talks, how a deal would eventually be put to the European Parliament and national parliaments for approval, and how the UK is working alongside other EU Member States.

Witness

Thursday 20 March, Committee Room 1, Palace of Westminster

At 10.05am 

  • Lord Livingston of Parkhead, Minister of State for Trade and Investment, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Possible questions

  • What is your latest estimate of the likely timetable for reaching agreement? Is there a point beyond which one might conclude the negotiations have stalled?
  • How would the European Parliament and national parliaments be involved in approving an agreement?
  • Is it likely that TTIP will encompass financial services regulatory matters?
  • What stance will the UK take on the inclusion of investment protection provisions?
  • Are concerns warranted about investment and jobs being lost to the US if tariffs and regulatory barriers are reduced?
  • How do you intend to go about informing interested parties and the public about your stance towards the TTIP?

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