Trade Agreements:Written question - 41518

Asked by Tom Watson
(West Bromwich East)
Asked on: 30 June 2016
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Trade Agreements
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the Government's (a) expertise and (b) capacity to carry out trade deals as a result of the outcome of the EU referendum.
Answered by: Anna Soubry
Answered on: 07 July 2016

The Cabinet Office has established a new unit to oversee arrangements for the UK’s exit from the EU, after we have triggered Article 50. Until then, the UK remains a full member of the EU. The Government is reviewing trade policy, although the direction of future UK trade policy would be a matter for the new administration to consider once a new Prime Minister has been appointed.

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