Campaigns. It is important that I continue to know the strength of feeling on an issue and I prefer to respond to every inquiry, but the sheer size of campaign correspondence means that it is hard to justify to the tax payer the cost and time taken for individual written replies, so regrettably I will no longer reply to every item of campaign correspondence.  I will  post a response to the campaign on the "Responses to campaigns" page of my website.

I am sorry to do this, as it is rather impersonal, but can see no other way of maintaining a good service for all my constituents unless I approach campaigns this way.


13 MAR 2018

NC3

Thank you for taking the time to email me about NC3.

Following the UK's vote to leave the European Union, the Government has made clear that we will be leaving the Single Market and the Customs Union. My own view is that we should try to remain in a customs arrangement but I will await the outcome of ongoing negotiations on this point.

The government has indicated that it seeks to operate a fully independent trade policy. The Department for International Trade is examining options to ensure continued access to trade agreements negotiated by the European Union which the UK is already party to. In addition, the Government has committed to making new free trade agreements more transparent and inclusive.

The Government have set out that these bespoke deals will be scrutinised by our Parliament.

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