DIT – BREXIT – 16 July 2018
Dr Julian Lewis: For the avoidance of any doubt, will the Secretary of State confirm that none of these proposed arrangements would in any way be adversely affected if we left the EU without a deal and found ourselves operating on WTO terms?
[The Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade (Dr Liam Fox): The arrangements that I have set out today must stand alone and have to apply whatever final agreement we come to with the European Union. They are about the scrutiny of our future trade agreements. There are no pre-conditions attached to how we have devised the mechanism itself.]