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Committees disappointed by Government response to Brexit: the options for trade report

27 March 2017

Baroness Verma and Lord Whitty, Chairmen of the EU External Affairs and Internal Market Sub-Committees, have sent a letter to Lord Bridges of Headley MBE, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Exiting the EU, and Lord Price CVO, Minister of State for Trade Policy, Department for International Trade, requesting clarification and further information on their responses to their report's conclusions and recommendations.

Background

The Government's response to the report, Brexit: the options for trade, was received on 28 February 2017. The Sub-Committees were disappointed with the quality of the document, and found that a number of the Ministers' responses did not adequately address the issues raised in the report.

Baroness Verma and Lord Whitty, have sent a letter to Lord Bridges of Headley and Lord Price. The letter states that this suggests that "the Government is not taking our concerns, or those of our expert witnesses, as seriously as it should". It requests clarification and further information on their responses to a number of the conclusions and recommendations in the report.

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